Sputnik V's Limited Rollout Begins In Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam Tomorrow
Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, listed as a third option on the CoWIN site and Aarogya Setu app, was administered today in a soft launch in Hyderabad that will be scaled up in coming days, read a joint statement from Apollo Hospitals and Dr Reddy's Laboratories.
Sputnik V joins Serum Institute of India's Covishield and the indigenous Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in the immunisation programme that in the past few weeks has been hamstrung by a shortage of the vaccines.
The exercise in Hyderabad will be followed by Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, the joint statement said.
The vaccinations would follow the SOPs as recommended by the government, including registration on CoWIN.
Sputnik V, marketed by Dr Reddy's Laboratories, was approved for use in India on April 12, 2021 and granted an emergency use authorisation.