69 countries & millions of jabs later, Sputnik V is a year old: Russia marks milestone for world’s 1st registered Covid-19 vaccine | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

69 countries & millions of jabs later, Sputnik V is a year old: Russia marks milestone for world’s 1st registered Covid-19 vaccine

On August 11, 2020, President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had become the first country in the world to register a Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V. One year later, the pioneering jab has inoculated millions around the world.

Knowingly named after Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite, the Russian-made shot has now been approved in 69 different countries and has shown up to 97.8% efficacy in real-world studies, making it one of the most reliable Covid-19 formulas on the planet. It has also received international praise, with reputable Western scientific journals like The Lancet and Nature determining it to be both safe and effective.

In addition, the fact that doses do not need to be kept in deep-freeze storage has made Sputnik V a popular choice around the world.

Speaking on Sputnik V's anniversary, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), praised the vaccine for “saving millions of Russians' lives.” The RDIF bankrolled the jab's development and is responsible for its marketing abroad.

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