06 May 2021

Russia says slimmed-down 'Sputnik Light' COVID-19 vaccine 79% effective


May 6 (UPI) -- Russian health officials said Thursday the country's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized as a single-dose shot, known as "Sputnik Light."The Russian health ministry, Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and Russian Direct Investment Fund said the slimmed-down vaccine has shown to be 79% effective after 28 days.Advertisement"The single-dose regimen solves the challenge of immunizing large groups in a shorter time, which is especially [...]