From Saturday, Sputnik V jabs would be available at the Covid centres in Gurugram. The vaccine is available almost after 21 days of the administration of the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V.

Gurugram is the only district in Haryana, where Sputnik V vaccines are available at government as well as private medical institutions. The vaccines for second administration were received by the Gurugram health department on Wednesday. Around 4,800 jabs are now available at private and government vaccine centres. 

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Chief Medical officer, Dr Virender Yadav said, “We will give the second shots at the Sector 31 polyclinic, where the first shots were administered too. There will be separate counters for the first and second dose.” 

The first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine was administrated on July 10. As per the CoWIN portal, till Wednesday 16,697 people have taken the first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine in Gurugram. 

Dr Virender Yadav said, “Only those people who have taken their first shot of Sputnik V at the polyclinic will be eligible to take their second shot at the same government facility from July 31 based on the date mentioned on their vaccination certificate. People who have taken their first dose in a private hospital will not be given a second shot of Sputnik V at the polyclinic.” 

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Sputnik V is the third Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Indian Government after Covishield and Covaxin. The efficacy rate of the Sputnik V is over 91.6 percent. The vaccine was developed in 2020 by Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russia. The temperature range to keep the vaccine is -20° C to -25° C and before administration, it has to be out for 15-20 minutes. As per the experts, the minimum gap between the two doses of the Sputnik V vaccine should be of 21 days. 

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