Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has demonstrated 97.8% effectiveness against COVID-19, and 100% effectiveness against severe cases of the disease in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) informed, APA reports citing TASS
“The RDIF announces the data of the UAE Ministry of Health on the use of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine during vaccination of the population. According to the data collected among 81,000 persons vaccinated with both doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, the effectiveness of the vaccine has reached 97.8%. The Russian vaccine has demonstrated full (100%) effectiveness against severe cases of the coronavirus,” the message says.
The fund informs that the data was analyzed as of June 8, 2021.
“Official data on vaccination from the UAE also shows that Sputnik V demonstrates high safety figures. In particular, no severe side effects after vaccination were documented, no vaccination-related hospitalizations or deaths were recorded,” the message says.
The Sputnik V vaccine was registered in the UAE in January 2021 in accordance with a sped-up procedure.