The health products regulators of South Africa disapprove of the Sputnik covid vaccine delivered by Russia due to the fear that the doses could increase the spread of HIV infection among South African men.
- The authority of the regulatory body released in their statement that the Sputnik V vaccine could pummel the rate of HIV among males in South Arica
This has come about after the experimentation of a modified version of adenovirus also referred to as Ad5 which is reported to be found in the Sputnik jab.
The authority of the regulatory body released in their statement that the Sputnik V vaccine could pummel the rate of HIV among males in South Arica.
The South African health authorities do not feel the company manufacturing the Sputnik doses had evidence that the vaccine was considered a setting already prevalent with a high rate of HIV carriers.
Nevertheless, the country is open to convincing data that could puncture the suspicions of the South African health authority.
The Russian company, Gamaleya Centre, reported back that information would be proferred regarding the safety of using these doses in South Africa.
According to the Guardian South Africa is known to have the highest rate of civilians living with HIV even as it is the African country with the most pandemic impact.
The country which had initially planned to vaccinate about 40 million people before the year 2022 has only been able to fully vaccinate just about a quarter of this number.
The only form of Covid doses it has so far distributed are single doses of Johnson Johnson and Pfizer/BioNTech.
The health authority has also approved Sinovac doses made by China.
WHO has not given the Russian Sputnik V doses any approval yet but about 45 countries are reported to be using this vaccine.