New Delhi: Russia’s Sputnik V, which has been approved by the Drugs Controller General for emergency use in the country, will be issued next month. Sputnik is the third Covid vaccine to be used in India after the Serum Institute’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
It is also the first Covid vaccine to be manufactured abroad and imported and used here. The Drug Controller General yesterday approved the approval recommendation submitted on Monday by the expert committee of the Central Drugs Standard Controller Organization. The foreign vaccine was approved to speed up vaccination in the face of the high incidence of Covid spread in the country.