The Russian Sputnik-V vaccine is effective against the Omicron variant and works better in the case of this variant than the other vaccines, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in his speech at a conference of the Russian Union of Manufacturers and Entrepreneurs, noting that Russia is ready to supply other countries including European countries with the Sputnik Light vaccine which can be used as a booster dose.
The Russian president said Russia could provide free coronavirus vaccines to countries that could not afford them at the moment.
Meanwhile, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has announced that vaccination with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine elicits a “neutralizing” response of antibodies to the Omicron variant, while the booster dose with Sputnik-Light increases the effectiveness of other vaccines against the variant. Ομικρον.
“The Sputnik-V vaccine elicits a stable neutralizing response to antibodies to the Omicron variant and protects against severe disease and hospitalization cases,” Direct Investment Fund.
The same announcement points out that Sputnik-Light as a booster dose significantly increases the effectiveness of other vaccines against the Omicron variant, ensuring reliable protection against severe disease and hospitalization due to the Omicron variant.
Alexander Ginzburg, director of the Gamale Institute in Moscow, also said today that the vaccination regimen with the Sputnik-V vaccine and then with the Sputnik-Light vaccine fully protects against the Omicron variant.