Sputnik V most recognizable vaccine in 9 countries of the world, says poll

TASS, 24.03.2021

According to the poll outcome, 54% of all respondents named Russia as the most trustworthy vaccine producer

MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. Russia enjoys the highest customer trust as a vaccine producer and the Sputnik V vaccine is the most recognizable vaccine in 9 different countries, says YouGov poll, carried out with the Russian Direct Investment Fund's support in countries, most of which have already registered the Russian coronavirus vaccine.

"According to the poll outcome, 54% of all respondents named Russia as the most trustworthy vaccine maker state, which puts Russia ahead of the US and the UK (2nd and 3rd place, accordingly). The Sputnik V vaccine is the most easily recognizable vaccine: 7 out of 10 respondents are informed about the Russian product. The Sputnik V is the second most preferred vaccine, immediately after the Pfizer/BioNTech product," YouGov materials indicate.

Almost half (47%) of respondents believe that a vaccine efficiency level of 90% and above is minimally acceptable (Sputnik V's proven efficiency is 91.6%).

Meanwhile, the vast majority of respondents (84%) are ready to postpone the vaccination with a 60% efficiency vaccine in favor of a vaccine with a much higher efficiency - over 90%.

The high recognition levels of the Sputnik V vaccine are a result of the Direct Investment Fund's systemic work on promotion of the Russian medicine, the fund believes.

The poll took place between February 18 and March 3 and involved respondents from India, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Vietnam, Argentina, Algeria, UAE and Serbia. These countries have a total population of 2 billion people, or over 25% of global population.