Bahrain approves emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik Light vaccine — agency
According to the report, the national pharmaceutical watchdog had analyzed all results of the vaccine’s testing, including those obtained during clinical trials. Apart from that, it was approved by the vaccination committee of the kingdom’s health ministry.
Sputnik Light became the sixth anti-coronavirus vaccine approved in Bahrain.
The report says that the vaccine’s manufacturer has provided the government of Bahrain with all information to prove Sputnik Light’s effectiveness against all new strains of the novel coronavirus. Apart from that, the kingdom’s authorities had received positive feedback about the vaccine from local scientists, including epidemiologists. The Health Ministry of Bahrain will launch import procedures soon on the basis of today’s approval.
Sputnik Light is the first component of Sputnik V which became the first registered vaccine against the coronavirus infection worldwide in August 2020. This is a vector vaccine based on a human adenovirus used to transport genetic information of the novel coronavirus. According to the latest data, the efficacy of Sputnik V reaches 97.6%. This is the highest indicator worldwide.