Russia Requests to Get Sputnik V Vaccine Registered in Pakistan

CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev, has written a letter to SAPM on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, expressing interest in getting its COVID-19 vaccine registered in Pakistan.

The RDIF Chief has also sought details from the Health Ministry about the registration process of vaccines in the country.


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Kirill Dmitriev noted that Russia had registered the world’s first effective Coronavirus vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ in August 2020.

Sputnik V offers 92% protection against viral infection and will be available for public use internationally next month.


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The vaccine will be available for $10 per dose, wrote Dmitriev, adding that the Russian vaccine is much cheaper than other vaccines.

Sputnik V is administered in two shots 21 days apart. Its liquid form must be kept at -18°C while a freeze-dried version can be stored at normal fridge temperatures of 2-8°C.

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