Apollo hospitals provide Sputnik V vaccine

Apollo hospitals provide Sputnik V vaccine

Apollo Hospitals Chennai has begun providing the anti-COVID vaccine Sputnik V.  The vaccine which is directly procured by Apollo Hospitals from Dr Reddy’s Laboratories will be available at a cost of INR 1,145 per dose, including administrative charges, announced the hospital.

Sputnik V which has an efficacy of 91.6% is an adenoviral vector vaccine given in 2 doses. The first dose is given as an intramuscular injection in the upper arm and the second dose is given 3 weeks later (21 days).

Apollo Hospitals was among the first hospitals in the country to introduce Sputnik V vaccination as a limited pilot soft launch at their Greams Road Chennai facility.