After Sputnik Vaccine, Russia authorized use of Single-dose Sputnik Light
What are the features of this Sputnik Light Vaccine?
The single-shot Sputnik Light will provide lasting immunity against coronavirus infection, claim developers.
According to the report, Sputnik V showed efficacy a little over 90% with a double dose, Sputnik Light has 80% efficacy with just a single dose. Developers claimed that the Sputnik Light demonstrate 79.4% efficacy compared to 91.6% for the two-shot Sputnik V. 91.7% of the people who were administered with Sputnik Light, developed antibodies against COVID-19 in 28 days of vaccination.
However, there is no scientific evidence as yet to back these results. Sputnik Light costs less than 10USD and the vaccine is easy to store between 2-8 degrees Celsius. Russia has assured to provide 25 crores Sputnik Light vaccine doses to India.
Member of NITI Aayog says India will examine the claim that a single dose of Sputnik Light can provide protection from the virus. They say if claims are true, it can help double the speed of vaccination in India. Russia has provided a license to an Indian company to produce 85 crore doses of the Sputnik Light vaccine. Apart from India, Sputnik Light will be made available in South Korea and China as well.
In February, the USA provided permission to the single-dose vaccine of Johnson and Johnson. However, it has not been made available in India. Sputnik Light is claimed to double the vaccination rates and help handle the epidemic peaks. For a populous country like India, the single-dose vaccine of Sputnik Light is sure to expedite the vaccination drive in the country.
Now there is a question that will Sputnik Light prove to be a game-changer in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s see how things unfold from here.