First batch of 1.5 lakh Sputnik V vaccine doses arrive at Hyderabad from Russia
A special flight carrying 1.5 lakh Sputnik V vaccine doses landed at Hyderabad Airport from Russia on Saturday evening. As the country is facing shortage of vaccines, arrival of vaccines from Russia will be a big boost to India’s third phase of vaccination.
Another 3 crore doses will come from Russia to India in a phased manner. By month end, Russia will hand over 30 lakh vaccine doses to Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Russia has claimed the efficacy of Sputnik V is 97.6 per cent which is much higher than Covaxin and Covishield.