MOSCOW, October 6./TASS/. The United Arab Emirates approved the use of Russian Sputnik Light as a stand-alone vaccine and a booster shot, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said on Wednesday.
"UAE authorizes 1-shot Sputnik Light, 1st component of Sputnik V, as a stand-alone vaccine. UAE also approved Sputnik Light as a booster shot," it reported on the Twitter account of Sputnik V.
The UAE approved Sputnik V in January, 2021, under an accelerated procedure. The vaccination in the country showed the efficiency of Sputnik V at 97.8%. The Russian vaccine also demonstrated its 100-percent effectiveness against serious coronavirus cases.