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Iran Approves Russia's Sputnik Light Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine, RDIF Says

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran authorized Russia's Sputnik Light single-component vaccine against the coronavirus, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Wednesday.

"The Russian single-component Sputnik Light vaccine against coronavirus has been approved by the Ministry of Health of the Islamic Republic of Iran", RDIF said in a statement.

The country approved Russia's two-dose Sputnik V vaccine back in January.

Sputnik Light is a one-component version of the Russian coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, developed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund and Gamaleya Institute. According to RDIF, Sputnik Light has shown 79.4% efficacy in preventing COVID-19, which is higher than some other two-dose vaccines.

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