Russia's Sputnik V to be available in Delhi hospital from June 15

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Sputnik V vaccine (Image tweeted by @sputnikvaccine)
Sputnik V vaccine (Image tweeted by @sputnikvaccine)

New Delhi : Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for mass vaccination against coronavirus will be available in Delhi’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital from June 15, media reports claimed. However, the rollout will highly depend on the timely arrival of the vaccine in the national capital.

Notably, the Russian vaccine has already reached to the Indian market with first phase of rollout by Apollo Hospitals and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on May 17 in Hyderabad and on May 18 in Vishakhapatnam.

In Hyderabad, Sputnik V is also available at Continental Hospitals.

For those who wish to get Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the people would require making the payment of Rs 1,410 per dose, the price has been fixed by the Centre. PM Modi has also announced the vaccination drive for the 18+ age group will be free of cost at government-run centres across the country from June 21.

Earlier this month, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) granted permission to the Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune to manufacture the Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine in India for examination, test and analysis with certain conditions. Serum, in collaboration with a Moscow lab, is developing the vaccine at its licensed Hadapsar facility.

Meanwhile, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories will continue to import the vaccine in the country.