Bahrain authorized on Tuesday the emergency use of Russia’s one-shot Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine.
It is the sixth vaccine Bahrain has authorized. It has previously authorized China’s Sinopharm, Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine, AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD, the J&J vaccine, and Sputnik.
The decision to approve the new Sputnik vaccine and allow its use was based on the thorough analysis data provided by the manufacturing company.
The new Sputnik Light vaccine uses the first dose of the previously approved Sputnik V vaccine, with a high efficacy level and proven effectiveness against all new strains of COVID-19, evident during laboratory testing at the Gamaleya National Centre.
The NHRA confirmed that based on the approval issued today, the Ministry of Health will commence import procedures.