booster shots at private vaccination centres. Dr Reddy's laboratories, the pharma company that has rights for marketing and distribution of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine in India has begun the discussions with the manufacturing partners, hospitals, and also with the government to make the option available on the CoWIN platform.
A few days ago, the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) recommended that the Sputnik Light vaccine which contains the same ingredients as the first dose of Sputnik V can be taken as a precautionary dose.
The two doses of Sputnik V have separate compositions. Many beneficiaries in India who have taken two doses of Sputnik V are waiting for the booster dose.