Armenia acquires Sputnik Light vaccines for booster shots

Armenia acquires Sputnik Light vaccines for booster shots

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia has acquired Sputnik Light vaccines which will be used for booster shots, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday, January 4.

Sputnik Light is a single dose Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. It consists of the first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine, which is based on the Ad26 vector.

The vaccine is used to inoculate people aged 18 or more to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Armenia is currently using AstraZeneca, Sputnik-V, Moderna, SinoPharm and CoronaVac vaccines to inoculate people aged above 18. The vaccination program rolled out across the country in mid-April, with health authorities also setting up mobile vaccination facilities near shopping malls and on major streets in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

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