The Russian developers of the Sputnik V vaccine and the booster, Sputnik Light, have claimed their vaccine, which is yet to win regulatory approval in SA, is stronger than others in fighting the Omicron variant that’s driving a surge of infections globally.

The SA Health Products Regulating Authority (Sahpra) has raised concerns about the use of Sputnik V in SA due to the country’s high prevalence of HIV and has asked the applicant to provide more data. The application was lodged in February...

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