Dra. Rita Mae Ang-Bon, DOH-Bicol Covid-19 vaccine program coordinator, said in an exclusive interview with #DZGBNewsOnline and #DZGBNewsOnline that individuals with 1st dose of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine need not worry for the delay of the 2nd dose.

Dra. Bon said that the 2nd dose of inoculation with Sputnik V for up to 6 months is still okey because the 1st dose already provides 76% efficacy against COVID-19 and if injected with the 2nd dose, efficacy will be up to 90%.

She advise the public to wait for the arrival of the Sputnik 2nd dose components soon. He added that there is a delay for shipment of the said vaccine of Gamaleya from Russia.