Therapy Areas: Vaccines
Argentina approves Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine as standalone and booster vaccine
6 December 2021 -

Argentina has approved Russia's one-dose Sputnik Light as a standalone COVID-19 vaccine and a booster shot, Reuters news agency reported on Monday.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, citing Argentina's health ministry, said a study in Argentina showed Sputnik Light was an "effective universal booster" when combined with vaccines produced by AstraZeneca (LON:AZN), Moderna (Nadaq:MRNA), China's Sinopharm and CanSino Biologics Inc.

RDIF markets Sputnik V internationally.

Reportedly, Argentina was one of the first countries to widely use Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.