CEO of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev, Director of the Gamaleya Center Alexander Gintsburg and Deputy Director Denis Logunov participated in a worldwide press-conference making a number of major bulletins and taking questions from the media. RDIF introduced the real-world data of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of San Marino on the Russian Sputnik V vaccine demonstrating it’s 80% efficient in opposition to coronavirus an infection from sixth to eighth months after administering the second dose.
Efficacy of Sputnik V on 6-8 months is way larger than formally printed efficacy of mRNA vaccines. Sputnik staff believes that adenoviral vaccines present for longer efficacy than mRNA vaccines due to longer antibody and T-cell response. During the convention audio system shared the information on the Sputnik M coronavirus vaccine for adolescents in addition to an intranasal vaccine. Russia’s Health Ministry is to register Sputnik M vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17 as we speak. It will turn into a brand new member of the Sputnik vaccines household and will likely be supplied to worldwide markets becoming a member of Sputnik V and Sputnik Light. As there’s at the moment a surge of COVID circumstances in Europe RDIF raises the level of discovering a long-term efficient scientific answer. With mRNA vaccines demonstrating waning efficacy, it’s important to have a look at vaccine efficacy in 5-6 months, not 2-3 months like was accomplished beforehand, and discover heterologous boosting with different vaccines to lengthen immunity created by mRNA vaccines. RDIF and Sputnik staff have taken the lead in providing a vaccine mixture method to different producers and the one-shot Sputnik Light vaccine as a common booster.
A quantity of mixture research (Argentina, Azerbaijan) have demonstrated that the immune response from boosting with Sputnik Light is way larger vs two pictures of the similar vaccine. In December 2021 extra actual world data on long-term Sputnik V efficacy will likely be launched in different international locations. Antibody testing was additionally a spotlight of the press-conference. As it permits to measure vaccine effectiveness, audio system really useful different international locations to use it extra. This instrument could turn into extra necessary than vaccination certificates based mostly on a selected vaccine. RDIF and Sputnik staff are standing for extra open, clear and partnering method between vaccine producers and verify willingness to be part of efforts in the world fight in opposition to coronavirus.