Russian developer of world’s first Covid-19 vaccine says it will protect against killer virus for at least TWO YEARS

Just two days after Russia stunned

Just two days after Russia stunned the world by announcing it had registered the ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine against Covid-19, its developer has revealed that a single dose should protect recipients for a considerable length of time.

Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Gamaleya National Research Center, says the vaccine’s protective properties should be intact for at least two years after its administration. “[Regarding the] effective period of the vaccine, its protective properties will last for not just the short term, [such as] half a year to one year, but for at least two years,” he told the 60 Minutes show on the Russia-1 federal TV channel.

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