Vaccine Update: Sputnik V vaccine effective against Delta Variant


Posted on 13 July 2021


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On Monday, the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, announced positive findings from a study on neutralising the activity of sera from Sputnik V vaccine recipients against new SARS-CoV-2 variants. According to the company, vaccination with Sputnik V has resulted in protective neutralising titers against new variants such as Alpha B.1.1.7 (first identified in the UK), Beta B.1.351 (first identified in South Africa), Gamma P.1 (first identified in Brazil), Delta B.1.617.2 and B.1.617.3 (first identified in India), and Moscow prevalent variants B.1.1.141 and B.1.1.317 with mutations in the receptor-binding protein (RBD). On July 12, 2021, a research paper published in a top international publication explained the study technique.

The Gamaleya Center and RDIF are also looking into new ways to collaborate with other major COVID vaccine makers to develop vaccine cocktails based on Sputnik V's first component.

Sputnik V has been registered in 67 countries throughout the world, with a combined population of more than 3.5 billion people. The real-world data gathered during the vaccination of the population in a number of countries, including Mexico, Argentina, Serbia, Bahrain, Hungary, San-Marino, UAE, and others, shows that Sputnik V is one of the safest and most effective coronavirus vaccines, according to the manufacturer.


Key Points


  • According to the company, vaccination with Sputnik V has resulted in protective neutralising titers against new variants such as Alpha B.1.1.7 (first identified in the UK), Beta B.1.351 (first identified in South Africa), Gamma P.1 (first identified in Brazil), Delta B.1.617.2 and B.1.617.3 (first identified in India), and Moscow prevalent variants B.1.1.141 and B.1.1.317 with mutations in the receptor-binding protein (RBD).

  • Sputnik V has been registered in 67 countries throughout the world, with a combined population of more than 3.5 billion people.


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