Egypt plans to order 10 mln Sputnik V doses from Russian Federation

Joanna Estrada
February 26, 2021

It was reported earlier that Egypt had registered the Russian vaccine for emergency use.

The expert panel deliberated on the application made by DRL on Wednesday and felt that more data is required before a recommendation for approval can be granted, informed sources.

"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness proudly rolled up his sleeve and received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and hopes to inspire those who are HIV-positive to follow his lead.

In September a year ago, Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy's Laboratories partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to conduct the clinical trials of Sputnik V and for its distribution rights in India. The vaccine is undergoing phase 3 clinical trial in India.

South Korea's SK Bioscience has a plant that has been approved to manufacture the AstraZeneca vaccine.

"Currently, an agreement is in the works on the supply of the necessary quantity of the vaccine, which is estimated at 10 mln doses at the first stage", TASS cited the authority as saying. The firm presented safety profile from phase-2 clinical study and interim data from the phase 3 study.

The government said the batch that arrived on Wednesday was part of the 30 million doses to be brought in by the Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Co., a firm set up to handle vaccine import and distribution. "The initiation of the EUA process will be a critical step forward for us in ensuring speedy access to the Sputnik V vaccine in India", Dr Reddy's Laboratories co-chairman and managing director G.V. Prasad said.

"In NY, where I'm working the vaccine program expanded to include people w pre-existing conditions, being HIV+ is one of the conditions that allows folks to be vaccinated", he said.

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