On Monday, the Russian Health Ministry registered the nasal version of its COVID-19 jab, Sputnik V, which is said to be the world’s first nasal vaccine against the virus.
“Russian Health Ministry registers the nasal version of Sputnik V, the world’s first nasal vaccine against COVID-19,” Sputnik V wrote on Twitter.
In October 2021, the Health Ministry had issued the authorization to the Gamaleya Center for the second phase of clinical trials of the coronavirus vaccine in the nasal spray form.
Meanwhile, a recent report said that the World Health Organization (WHO) has delayed the assessment process for granting Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to the Sputnik V vaccine, in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine.
According to a WHO official, the global health agency was forced to put off the assessment because booking flights to Russia is impossible as western countries have closed their airspace to Russian aircraft after the country invaded Ukraine on 24th February.