The first shipment of millions of doses of Sputnik V Covid-19 Vaccine from Russia is scheduled to arrive in India tonight, Monday. The vaccine developer is expected to supply 18 million doses in two months. Russia has given 2 lakh 10 thousand doses to India in two batches and a total of 3 million doses expected in May will reach India today.
Most of these 30 lakhs are being made available in bulk and are being administered to people in India. This will be followed by 5 lakh doses in June and 10 million doses in July.
The Sputnik V, which provides 91.4 percent protection against covid 19, will be the third corona vaccine given by India in April by the Emergency Use Authority. The Russian developer of the vaccine, Dr. for the distribution of the dose in India. Reddy’s Laboratory. He has contracted with several companies to produce 850 million doses a year.
Consider starting production in India by August
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Panacea Biotec recently announced that full-scale production of the vaccine in India will begin this summer after the transfer of technology. Both the parties are planning to start production in India by August.
70% of the dose without Sputnik V will be made in India
The first batch of vaccines produced at Panacea Biotech in Buddy, Himachal Pradesh will be sent to Russia’s Gamalya Center for quality control testing before full production begins. India’s Ambassador to Russia DB Venkatesh Verma recently said that about 70 percent of all doses of Sputnik V produced worldwide would be made in India.
Data collected after a single shot as part of Russia’s mass vaccination program between December 2020 and April 2021 showed a 79.4 percent efficacy in Sputnik light.
Plans to export most of the vaccines produced in India by Russian vaccine developers are likely to be delayed due to high demand in the country, the second wave of Coronavirus, and severe shortages.