ROME, January 30. /TASS/. Authorities in San Marino have decided to resume vaccine tourism by offering foreigners a booster with the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik Light, Franco Cavalli of the local Social Security Institute told TASS on Sunday.
“The government of San Marino has taken the decision to resume vaccine tourism. Thus, foreigners will be able to get a booster dose of Sputnik Light. We will provide information on how this can be done in the coming days,” said he declared.
According to Cavalli, despite the fact that Sputnik has not yet been authorized for use in the European Union, up to 832 people in San Marino (which has a population of just over 30,000 – TASS) opted for Sputnik Light as a vaccine boost. “Another revaccination date has been set for February 4 and we have received several hundred requests,” he said.
At the end of the national vaccination campaign in San Marino, the republic began to receive foreign tourists who wanted to be vaccinated against the Russian vaccine against payment. In total, about 2,000 people from different countries have been vaccinated with Sputnik V. Since December 22, 2021, San Marino has been using Sputnik Light as a booster vaccine.
Independent studies have demonstrated the great power of Sputnik V against the coronavirus and its different variants. According to the developers of Sputnik V, the use of Sputnik Light as a booster injection is the best solution to extend the protective properties of other vaccines.
Sputnik V has been registered in over 70 countries with a total population of over four billion. Sputnik Light has been approved in over 30 countries around the world, including as a universal booster.