InvestorQ : What is the status of Sputnik approval as a COVID vaccine in India?
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What is the status of Sputnik approval as a COVID vaccine in India?

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Anamika Sodhani answered.
8 months ago
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The expert panel that evaluates the COVID vaccines has recommended the Russian Sputnik-V for emergency approval. The final decision will rest on the Drug Controller General of India or the DCGI. Till date, the DCGI has only approved two vaccines viz. Covishield made by Serum Institute under license from Astra Zeneca, and Covaxin which is manufactured indigenously by Bharat Biotech in association with NIV.

Sputnik-V is already registered with the health authorities of 59 countries as of date. As per the live tests conducted, Sputnik-V has an efficacy ratio of 91.6%, which is regarded at par with most of the approved vaccines in the world. The challenge had been cold storage as Sputnik needed -20 degrees refrigeration, which was not commercially feasible. They are underway to reducing the temperature requirement to -2 degrees.

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