Registration for Sputnik Vaccine Sought in South Africa

The manufacturers of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine have applied to register the shot for use with South Africa’s health products regulator, the country’s health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

There are concerns that the adenovirus used in the vaccine may not be suitable for a population with a high prevalence of HIV, the ministry said.

A non-disclosure agreement has also been signed with Sinopharm of China to get more information about the vaccine.

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