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First of its kind approval for booster vaccination following Sputnik V inoculation

First of its kind approval for booster vaccination following Sputnik V inoculation
04 Sep 2021

Following approval by the Clinical Trails Committee, the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) announced formal authorisation of Sputnik V as a booster shot for those aged 18 years and over six months after receiving their second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine.

The authorisation of the Sputnik V booster shot is the first of its kind globally for individuals who have received the Sputnik V vaccine.

The decision was taken in line with the latest COVID-19 developments and international best practices reviewed by the Ministry of Health’s Vaccination Committee, in coordination with the  Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, and Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

Eligible individuals can register for a booster shot by visiting the Ministry of Health’s website on healthalert.gov.bh, or via the BeAware application.