24 Nov 2021 21:55

Sputnik M coronavirus vaccine for teens registered in Russia - Health Ministry

MOSCOW. Nov 24 (Interfax) - The Russian Health Ministry has registered the Sputnik M coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12-17, the press service for the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

"The Russian Health Ministry has made the decision to register the Gam-COVID-Vac M vaccine for the prevention of the novel coronavirus infection among teens between the ages of 12 and 17 inclusively following all necessary clinical trials, during which Gam-COVID-Vac M showed high safety and efficacy, and on the basis of the positive conclusion of experts," the ministry said in a statement seen by Interfax.

The Gam-COVID-Vac M (Sputnik M) vaccine is based on the same platform as the original Sputnik V vaccine and is administered twice, with each shot 21 days apart.