The effectiveness of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 was 80% in the period 6-8 months after the introduction of the second component, it follows from the data of the Ministry of Health of San Marino, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which distributes the drug abroad, said.
“The effectiveness of Sputnik V in 6-8 months is much higher than the officially published data on the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines. The Sputnik vaccine development team believes that adenovirus vaccines retain much longer efficacy compared to mRNA vaccines due to the body’s longer immune response, the formation of antibodies and T-cells, ”reads the RDIF’s release to RBC.
The RDIF explained that the new assessment of effectiveness is based on data from over 18.6 thousand citizens who were fully vaccinated at least five months before November.
San Marino is the country with one of the highest rates of vaccination in the population. With a population of about 33 thousand people in this country, 25 thousand people were vaccinated, reported On November 28, the National Social Security Institute of San Marino is over 75%.
Russian vaccine in San Marino registered in February and it became the most used drug in this microspace. In August, the authorities of San Marino reportedthat the Russian vaccine was used to vaccinate 20 thousand residents.