Sputnik V Vaccines Now Available In Nagaland

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Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 will be administered in Nagaland from today, from Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

It will be available for administration at two private hospitals – Faith Hospital in Dimapur and Bethesda Hospital in Kohima.

With its availability, Nagaland residents now have two options to choose for inoculation – Covishield and Sputnik V.

“To increase coverage of vaccination against COVID-19 in the State, the Government of Nagaland has facilitated procurement of Sputnik V vaccine from Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Hyderabad as an additional vaccine option,” the State Immunization Officer (SIO), Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Ritu Thurr informed in a press release.

Vaccine will be made available for 4800 persons initially.

The total rate payable by the beneficiaries availing the Sputnik V vaccines at private hospital per dose will be thus Rs 1145.

The minimum gap between the 1st and 2nd dose of Sputnik V is 21 days.

It can be availed by all eligible beneficiaries of 18 years and above through advance booking via COWIN platform, with the provision for onspot registration too.

Manufactured by the Gamaleya Research Institute, Sputnik V gives 90% protection against Delta strain of COVID-19, according to a recent study.

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