Kenya Approves Sputnik V Vaccine; 10th African Nation to Do So

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Kenya approved the use of the Sputnik V Covid-19 shots for emergency purposes, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

Other African nations that have allowed their use include Angola, the Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ghana and Guinea, the sovereign fund said in a statement. Sputnik V has a 91.6% efficacy and provides full protection against severe cases of the illness, it said.

The shots can be stored at 2 Celsius to 8 Celsius, meaning they don’t require additional cold-chain infrastructure, according to the fund.

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