The Sputnik Lite vaccine, supplied by Russia to the occupied Donbas as "humanitarian aid", is unsuitable for vaccination of the population against coronavirus. This fact was recognized by Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko, - Russian media report.
Sputnik Lite should be used only for revaccination, - he stated during a working trip to the Vladimir oblast.
The minister promised that the relevant changes would be published in the instructional guidelines in the near future.
"Due to the fact that the Delta variant is on the way… there will be changes in the instructional guidelines for vaccination for sure, where it will be written: Sputnik Lite should be used only for revaccination", - Murashko said.
The Minister of Health of the Russian Federation noted that it was still recommended to use coronavirus vaccines registered in Russia, including Sputnik V, for the first vaccination.
As previously reported, a batch of Sputnik Lite vaccine, which was positioned as a single-dose vaccine capable of providing anti-covid immunity after a single vaccination, was delivered from Russia to the occupied Donbas. Ordinary local residents were vaccinated with it with an invariable curtsey towards "fraternal Russia". The "DNR" militants are being vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine, which is more reliable from the point of view of manufacturers.