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First Batch of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine Produced in Uzbekistan, RDIF Says

© REUTERS / DADO RUVICA vial labelled "Sputnik V coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine" is seen in this illustration picture taken May 2, 2021
A vial labelled Sputnik V coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken May 2, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 31.07.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The first test batch of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has been produced in Uzbekistan, with samples being shipped to Russia's Gamaleya research centre, which developed the vaccine, for quality control, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Saturday.
"The Russian Direct Investment Fund and one of the leading pharmaceutical manufacturers of Uzbekistan, Jurabek Laboratories, announce the production of the first batches of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V. RDIF has organised a technological transfer process for the production of the vaccine in the Republic of Uzbekistan", RDIF said.
© Sputnik / Vitaly Belousov / Go to the photo bankA medic prepares a dose of Russian Gam-COVID-VAK (trademark "Sputnik V") coronavirus vaccine in the shopping mall "Gostiny Dvor", in Tula, Russia.
A medic prepares a dose of Russian Gam-COVID-VAK (trademark Sputnik V) coronavirus vaccine in the shopping mall Gostiny Dvor, in Tula, Russia. - Sputnik International, 1920, 07.09.2021
A medic prepares a dose of Russian Gam-COVID-VAK (trademark "Sputnik V") coronavirus vaccine in the shopping mall "Gostiny Dvor", in Tula, Russia.
"The validation batches of Sputnik V were sent to the Gamaleya research centre for the quality control," the press release added.
Sputnik V was developed by Russia's Gamaleya research institute in August 2020, becoming the world's first registered vaccine against COVID-19. According to researchers, it shows over 91.6% efficacy against the novel coronavirus and has been authorised in 69 countries so far.
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