Laos has become the 44th country in the world to register Sputnik V. The vaccine was registered under the emergency use authorization procedure.

Sputnik is one of the world’s top three coronavirus vaccines in terms of the number of approvals issued by government regulators. The total population of all countries where Sputnik V is approved for use to date exceeds 1.1 billion people.

Sputnik V had been approved earlier in Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, UAE, Iran, Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Republika Srpska (the entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Gabon, San-Marino, Ghana, Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Guyana, Egypt, Honduras, Guatemala, Moldova, Slovakia, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Djibouti and Sri Lanka.

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said: “Registration of Sputnik V vaccine will provide an opportunity to stop the spread of coronavirus and protect the health of people in Laos. The inclusion of the Sputnik V vaccine in Laos’s national vaccine portfolio is a testament to the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine based on the well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors. We look forward to expanding our vaccine partnership with other Asian nations.”

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