The application for approval of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 “Sputnik V” has been submitted to the World Health Organization (WHO), the time of confirmation of registration is still unknown. Reported on Wednesday, January 20, Reuters.
The agency got a document according to which the WHO intends to approve several more coronavirus vaccines from different manufacturers in the coming weeks and months.
On January 10, Advisor to the Minister of Health of Russia Sergei Glagolev announced the dates of the first consultations with WHO on permission for use in emergencies of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. He noted that the negotiations will take place in the 20th of January.
In early January, the organization’s assistant general director, Marianjela Simao, said that WHO expects to receive complete data on the Russian Sputnik V vaccine by the end of January.
On November 19, 2020, the manufacturers of Sputnik V applied to the WHO headquarters for the certification of the Russian vaccine.
The organization’s representative in Russia, Melita Vujnovich, said on November 18 that WHO was optimistic about the Russian vaccine.
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