Boosted Sputnik V maintains 97% effectiveness against Omicron

Boosted Sputnik V maintains 97% effectiveness against Omicron

The study showed that the vaccine is 97% effective when boosted with Sputnik Light or revaccinated with Sputnik V in cases of hospitalisation from the COVID-19 strain.

A team of Russian scientists, including specialists from the Vorokhobov City Clinical Hospital No. 67 and the Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology, have carried out research into the effectiveness of the Sputnik V vaccine against the Omicron variant.

“According to the results, the efficacy of the Sputnik V vaccine boosted with Sputnik Light or revaccinated with Sputnik V was 97% against all types of hospital admissions caused by the Omicron strain and 99.4% against critical cases”, the study showed.

Effectiveness against all types of hospital admission after receiving at least one dose of the vaccine was 85.9%, the study detailed.

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