Documents for registration of the Sputnik Light coronavirus vaccine lodged with the Russian Health Ministry, according to the website of the state register of medicines, TASS reported.
Alexei Kuznetsov, an aide to the Russian health minister, told journalists on Monday, the ministry had received the Sputnik Light dossier. “The ministry’s expert organization will soon examine the vaccine’s quality, safety and efficacy. A decision will be taken afterwards,” he said.
Russia was the world’s first to register an anti-coronavirus vaccine on August 11, 2020. The vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Health Ministry, was given the name Sputnik V. It is a vector vaccine based on the human adenovirus.
Sputnik Light is a one-dose version of Sputnik V. It consists of only one (first) component, and respectively, requires only one shot instead of two. Sputnik Light tests began in Moscow on February 27.