Single dose of Sputnik vaccine reports 88.7% efficacy: Dr. Jeewandara

Single dose of Sputnik vaccine reports 88.7% efficacy: Dr. Jeewandara

Single dose of Sputnik vaccine reports 88.7% efficacy: Dr. Jeewandara

Written by Amani Nilar

19 Aug, 2021 | 10:53 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, the head of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology at Sri Jayewardenepura University, University of Sri Jayewardenepura says that one dose of the Russian-made Sputnik vaccine has recorded very good efficacy levels.

This conclusion was reached during a study of persons who received only one dose of the Russian-manufactured Sputnik vaccine.

According to a study of 327 people who received only one dose of the Sputnik vaccine, 88.7 percent were found to have developed immunity against COVID-19.

This observation revealed that the immune system develops in the body four weeks after taking the first dose.

According to a report released by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, the first dose of Sputnik was found to have developed an immunity of 82.6% in people over 60 years of age.

Although one dose of Sputnik rice vaccine is sufficient for good immunity, the study concludes that a second dose may be extremely beneficial as it has been observed to produce extremely high levels of antibodies in the body.

The research team included Dr. Nilika Malavige, Professor, Department of Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Professors Graham Ogg and Alan Townsend of the Oxford University.

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