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Russia’s Sputnik vaccine approved for emergency use in SL

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  • Late-stage trials reveal vaccine gives around 92% protection against COVID-19

Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Sri Lanka, State Minister Channa Jayasumana said. 

He said that permission has been given by the expert committee of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA). 


Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine gives around 92% protection against COVID-19, late-stage trial results have revealed.  It joins the ranks of proven vaccines alongside Pfizer, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna and Janssen. 
The Russian vaccine has been approved for use in 43 countries.    

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