Business Explained: Is Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V ready and safe? Updated : August 15, 2020 04:53 PM IST The World Health Organization has maintained that the Russian vaccine is not in the list of 9 vaccines in advanced stages of human trials The vaccine has been approved for mass public use without the Phase 3 trials, considered the most crucial Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.