RDIF announced the development of a Sputnik V modification against the omicron strain in February 2022
Head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF ) Kirill Dmitriev announced his readiness to create a new version of the Sputnik V vaccine to combat the omicron strain by February 2022. His words are reported by the Twitter account of the Sputnik V vaccine.
“If modification is required, we will provide several hundred million booster doses of the modified Sputnik Omicron vaccine by February 20, 2022,” he said.
At the same time, Dmitriev said that the center of Gamaleya believes that the already existing Sputnik V and Sputnik Light vaccines should be effective against the new strain, as they have shown their effectiveness against previous mutations of the virus. >