July 7, 2021

The delivery of 170,000 Sputnik V jabs has been delayed due to logistical issues, according to the NTF

The anticipated delivery of 170,000 doses of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccinations to the Philippines was postponed again Wednesday night, according to the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19.

“The delivery of 170,000 doses of Sputnik V (Gamaleya) has been postponed,” the task force said in a Viber message to reporters.

The revised delivery date of Russian vaccinations produced by the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology has yet to be confirmed by the Department of Health, according to the NTF.

The delivery of 50,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccinations, which were meant for individuals who got Component I, was also postponed last month.

Based on a study of data on the infection rate of coronavirus among individuals in Russia who were vaccinated with two doses, the Gamaleya Research Institute previously reported that the Sputnik V vaccine, which is given in two components, showed an effectiveness of 97.6 percent.

The Philippines now possesses 180,000 doses of government-supplied Sputnik V vaccine.

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