Govt panel recommends permission for phase 3 trial of Sputnik Light vaccine as booster dose

New Delhi, 5/3: An expert panel of India’s central drug authority has recommended the permission for conducting phase-3 clinical trial of single-dose Covid-19 vaccine ‘Sputnik Light’ as a booster dose, official sources said on Saturday.



The recommendations have been sent to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for final approval.


The DCGI had on February 4 granted emergency use permission to Sputnik Light vaccine in India, subject to certain regulatory provisions.


Hyderabad-based Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories had presented its proposal to DCGI for conducting the phase-3 trial of Sputnik Light vaccine as booster dose.

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