A Russian man receives a shot of the Sputnik V vaccine in Moscow. Photo: EPA
A Russian man receives a shot of the Sputnik V vaccine in Moscow. Photo: EPA
Megan Steain
Opinion

Opinion

Megan Steain and Jamie Triccas

Evidence suggests Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective but questions about data remain

  • Like the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, the basis for the vaccine is a harmless form of adenovirus, one of several viruses that can cause the common cold
  • Sputnik V doesn’t require the ultra-cold temperatures like the mRNA-based vaccines, which makes it an attractive candidate for many countries

A Russian man receives a shot of the Sputnik V vaccine in Moscow. Photo: EPA
A Russian man receives a shot of the Sputnik V vaccine in Moscow. Photo: EPA
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