‘Sputnik Light’: Testing of single-dose anti-Covid vaccine based on ‘Sputnik V’ kicks off in Russia

Trials of a simplified

Trials of a simplified version of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine have begun in Russia. While providing less protection, the solution is expected to be easier to distribute and use in emergency mass-vaccination scenarios.

Trials of the vaccine variant, dubbed ‘Sputnik Light,’ kicked off in Russia on Friday, according to the updated national register of medical drugs. It says the first stage of trials will involve some 150 people who have volunteered to get the express shot. The testing will take place at three medical facilities, located in Moscow and St. Petersburg. 

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