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Completed the second phase of research "Sputnik Light"
The second phase of clinical trials of the Sputnik Light coronavirus vaccine has ended in Russia. Currently, the data are sent for expert evaluation.
As the RIA News" with reference to the head of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko, permission to conduct the third phase of research was received back in February. It will be completed in January next year.
Sputnik Light is a Gamaleya Center, just like Sputnik V. The "light version" is mainly focused on foreign markets, where there are strong epidemic foci.
The director of the Gamaleya Center, Alexander Gintsburg, said that the vaccination efficiency will be about 85%. It is expected that immunity after vaccination will persist for three to four months.
Sputnik Light vaccination assumes only one injection with the first component of Sputnik V and a shorter period of antibody production.
In Russia, from January 18, began mass vaccination from the coronavirus. Anyone can get vaccinated free of charge and voluntarily. Currently, they are vaccinated against COVID-19 with two vaccines - Sputnik V and EpiVacKorona.