Kauvery Hospital Chennai begins administration of Sputnik V Vaccine for COVID-19
Chennai, 8th July: Kauvery Hospital Chennai, a unit of one of the leading healthcare chains in Tamil Nadu, has announced the administration of Sputnik V Vaccine.
The vaccine, which has been introduced India after Covishield and Covaxin, is now available to the Indian public. The time interval between the two doses of Sputnik V is three weeks.
Evidence is that Sputnik COVID vaccine is safe and effective.
The vaccine is now in use in nearly 70 nations.
India plans to also manufacture and release at least 850 million doses, to help speed up the vaccination of its population.
Sputnik V is an adenovirus vaccine, which uses an engineered adenovirus as a delivery mechanism for inserting the genetic code for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein into human cells.
It is similar to the Oxford - AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. But instead of using one engineered adenovirus, as those two vaccines do, Sputnik V uses two different adenoviruses, called rAd26 and rAd5, for the first and second doses, respectively.
The scientific reasoning is to increase efficacy. The two adenoviruses have slightly different methods of introducing their genetic material into a host cell, which would improve the success rate.
Sputnik's side effects are similar to those of the other adenovirus vaccines, with the notable exception of rare blood-clotting conditions. Unlike for both the Oxford - AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, there have been no reports of these disorders from Russia or from the other nations using Sputnik V.
Speaking on the vaccine, Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Co-Founder and Executive Director Kauvery Hospital Chennai says, "The penetration of COVID-19 vaccine in Tamil Nadu is growing every day, and with more awareness being created around taking a vaccine, people are coming forward to take theirs.
However, there is also a sector of population that have their apprehensions towards vaccines. I urge those people to get vaccinated as early as possible.
Together, we can keep ourselves and the world safer, and fight the pandemic. Nobody is safe till everybody is safe"
Vaccination given at Kauvery Hospital, TTK Road, Alwarpet Chennai
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