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Australia Accepts Two Doses Of Sputnik V For International Travellers

By Yash Yadav

Australia’s TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) said on January 17:

“Today, the TGA determined that an additional COVID-19 vaccine, the two-dose course of the Gamaleya Institute vaccine (Sputnik V, Russian Federation) would be `recognized` for the purpose of establishing a traveller`s vaccination status”.

Additional data on the Russian vaccine’s performance revealed that two doses of Sputnik V had an average efficacy of 89 percent against symptomatic COVID-19 infection and 98-100 percent against hospitalisation or death, according to the regulator.

“The single-dose course of the Gamaleya vaccine (`Sputnik Light`) is not currently recognized by the TGA,” the Australian regulator specified.

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