As it became known from the information on the website of the EU regulator, the European Medicines Agency has begun an examination of the Russian vaccine “Sputnik V”.
The procedure for examining the registration dossier of the Russian vaccine has opened. The European Medicines Agency will now assess Sputnik V’s compliance with EU standards for efficacy, safety and quality.
The evaluation of the vaccine will be carried out in a short time, and its approval will make it possible to provide vaccines to 50 million residents from June 2021.
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Hungary and Slovakia have already approved the use of Sputnik V. They decided not to wait for the registration of the drug in the EU and registered the Russian drug.
Countries will then have to release 1.4 billion doses of the vaccine and vaccinate 700 million people, lenta.ru writes.