Drug agency Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on Friday stated as half of a restricted pilot, the mushy launch of the COVID vaccine Sputnik V has commenced and the first dose of the vaccine was administered in Hyderabad. The first consignment of imported doses of the Sputnik V vaccine landed in India on May 1, and obtained regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, on May 13, 2021, it added.
“Further consignments of imported doses are anticipated over the upcoming months. Subsequently, provide of the Sputnik V vaccine will begin from Indian manufacturing companions,” it added.
The imported doses of the vaccine are presently priced at a most retail worth of Rs 948, with 5 per cent GST per dose, with the chance of a lower cost level when native provide begins, it added.