The World Health Organization (WHO) expects documents on “Sputnik V” by the end of December and January, inspections may take place in February. This was reported on December 20 by the organization.
Earlier, on December 16, the head of the regional office of the organization for Europe, Hans Kluge, announced that WHO may approve Sputnik V in the first quarter of 2022. She also stressed that the health sector, including vaccines, should be outside of politics.
December 14, Deputy Head of the Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamalei Denis Logunov said that the center expects the arrival of a WHO delegation as part of the approval of Sputnik V in January.
Earlier, on December 10, the Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov indicated that the approval of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 by WHO will accelerate the recognition of the drug in European states. He noted that for the time being, a separate bilateral agreement on the mutual recognition of vaccinated people is being signed with each country.
On December 4, WHO announced that it plans to conduct an inspection in Russia to evaluate the Sputnik V drug no earlier than January 2022. The organization stressed that the inspection cannot be carried out before the data on the quality and safety of the vaccine are presented and evaluated.
Russian authorities are urging residents to get vaccinated to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVac.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to all.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVeTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.
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