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Angola approves Russia's Sputnik Light one-dose vaccine

Christian Fernsby |
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund) announces the approval of the Russian single-dose Sputnik Light vaccine against coronavirus by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Angola.

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Developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, the slimmed-down vaccine, which the RDIF said is 79.4% effective against COVID-19 and costs under $10 a dose, has been earmarked for export and has been billed as a way to help vaccine supplies go further in countries with high infection rates.

In March 2021, the two-dose Sputnik V vaccine was also approved for use in Angola under the emergency use authorization procedure.

To date Sputnik V has been authorized in 64 countries with total population of over 3.2 billion people.


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