Hindi lahat ng Local Government Units ay makakatanggap ng bakunang Sputnik V na mula sa bansang Russia, ito ay dahil temperature requirement ng nasabing bakuna.
Ayon kay Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo, ang Sputnik V ay mayroong 91.6 efficacy rate kontra COVID-19 at kinakailangan ngang ilagay ito sa napakababang temperatura.
“That really is an issue. That means this Sputnik vaccine is probably going to go to the big city centers or where they have hospitals and they have storage facilities that will be able to hold the minus 18 degrees centigrade vaccines,” ani ni Domingo.
“It’s not going to be as widely distributed as Sinovac and AstraZeneca. They will have to be more choosy where to set it.” ayon pa sa kanya.
“I think it’s because they’re trying to get used to the stringent co-chain management,” he said. “Unlike the vaccines that have come before that can be kept in regular pharmaceutical freezers and refrigerators, this one needs special care because of the minus 18 degree-requirement,” dagdag ni Domingo.
Kahit magkakaroon pa ng pagaaral muli patungkol sa Sputnik V ang World Health Organization at Europian Medicine Agency ay sinisigurado ni Domingo na epektibo at ligtas ang paggamit ng nasabing bakuna para sa mga mamamayan ng ating bansa.
“If you look at our timeline, it took us the longest probably to check the Russian vaccine because we really required and asked for all the documents regarding safety and efficacy, and of course, the quality of the product,” ani niya.
“But we were satisfied in the end after so many exchanges of emails and communication. They were able to submit all of the health [documents] required.” dagdag pa niya.
“It is published in a very well-known peer-reviewed journal, all of their clinical trial data. That was enough for our experts to say that it is a good vaccine to use,” ayon din kay Domingo.
Ang Sputnik V ay isang viral vector vaccine ayon kay Domingo, ito ay nagtataglay ng adenoviruses na nagdadala ng genetic information upang mag generate ng immunity kontra COVID-19 at may kakayahang tanggalin ang mga vectors na maaaring dumami.