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Sputnik V vaccine to become available next week in New Delhi

13.06.2021 48 просмотров

The cost of one dose of such a vaccine will be 1,145 rupees ($15.6), writes The Indian Express.


The Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine may become available to residents of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (which includes New Delhi) next week. According to the website of the Indian Express newspaper on Sunday, it is planned that vaccination with the Russian drug will begin on June 15.

According to this information, Sputnik V will go to the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in the capital . A spokesman for the clinic told the publication that the vaccine would be pre-delivered on Monday evening.

According to the clinic, the cost of a single dose of such a vaccine would be 1,145 rupees ($15.6). In comparison, the price of a dose of the Covaxin vaccine produced by the Indian company Bharat Biotech is Rs 1,410 ($19.2). In India, from May 21, free vaccination of all citizens who have reached the age of 18 begins. But those who do not want to wait in line for vaccinations can get vaccinated at a private clinic for a fee.

Local pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories applied in February for limited use of Sputnik V in India. She was approved in April. This company is ready to distribute the Russian vaccine. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) also agreed to manufacture the drug with several companies in India itself. The use of the Russian drug began in this country on May 14. The first vaccination was made in Hyderabad by a representative of the management of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Deepak Sapra.

So far, three drugs have received approval for vaccination in India: the Indian-made vaccine Covishield, developed by the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, as well as Covaxin and Sputnik V.

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