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Russian envoy: Sputnik V vaccine production up to 850 million doses per year in India

The efficacy of the Sputnik V in among the highest in the world, and this vaccine will also be effective against new strains of COVID-19.

05th May, 2021 Mumbai

First batch of Sputnik V vaccine was delivered to India on 1st May, 2021 Nikolay Kudashev Expressing his happiness at the delivery said that, the local production is about to start soon and is planned to be gradually increased up to 850 million doses per year.

Early of May 1, a flight carrying the first lot of Russian vaccines landed in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Sputnik V Vaccine arrived at Hyderabad Airport

Ambassador Kudashev said, happy to share that the first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine was delivered in Hyderabad today! As Russia and India continue dedicated joint efforts to combat the #COVID19, this move is especially important to support the Indian Government's endeavours to mitigate the deadly second wave and save lives.

The efficacy of the Sputnik V in among the highest in the world, and this vaccine will also be effective against new strains of COVID-19.

He also said, its local production is about to start soon and is planned to be gradually increased up to 850 million doses per year. Look forward to further expand our bilateral and multilateral cooperation with India to stop the pandemic.

Last month, the Drug Controller General (DCGI) had issued permission for Dr Reddy's Laboratories to import the Russian vaccine to India for emergency use.

The rollout of the Russian vaccine is expected to augment India's third phase of the vaccination drive which commenced on 1st May amid a record rise in COVID-19 cases.

Sputnik V is the third vaccine India has given the go-ahead to after 'Covishield', developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca and 'Covaxin', the indigenous vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech. Covishield is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.

Diplomatic Sources report, India will get a substantive number of vaccines in the first tranche and the supply will continue in instalments. India is expecting 5 million vials of Sputnik vaccines by the next month.

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