If the Russian vaccine for coronavirus is approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), then Ukraine will allow its purchase. This was announced on Tuesday, October 13, on the NewsOne TV channel by the head of the country’s Ministry of Health Maxim Stepanov.
“We have a corresponding statement from the Russians that they made a vaccine, but there is no confirmation from international organizations regarding the effectiveness of this vaccine, that it has passed all stages and it is safe, the Ministry of Health does not,” the Ukrainian minister said. If WHO confirms the effectiveness of the vaccine and its safety, then in Kiev they will talk about the purchase of any vaccine, Stepanov added.
Earlier on the same day, the Russian Ministry of Health authorized research on the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on volunteers over 60 years old. Also on Tuesday, the country’s health minister Mikhail Murashko said that Russia plans to register a second coronavirus vaccine this week.
The world’s first coronavirus vaccine was registered on August 11 in Russia. The drug developed by the specialists of the Gamaleya Center was named Sputnik V.
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