The use of the Russian single-component coronavirus vaccine Sputnik Light as a universal booster for all vaccines has been approved in the UAE, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement.
"RDIF announces the approval of the use of the Russian single-component coronavirus vaccine Sputnik Light as a universal booster for all vaccines in the UAE by the country's Ministry of Health and Prevention," the statement reads.
Sputnik Light as a booster will be available to all residents 18 years of age and older and can be applied after six months after receiving the second component of any of the vaccines used in the UAE's vaccination program, RDIF specifies.
Sputnik Light is the first component (recombinant human adenovirus serotype 26 (rAd26) of the Sputnik V vaccine. The drug was registered in the UAE in October of this year.
The two-component Sputnik V vaccine was also approved in the UAE in January 2021. Sputnik Light and Sputnik V are registered in the country under the emergency use authorization (EUA) procedure.
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