Russia sees no hurdles for WHO approval of Sputnik V vaccine

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Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) – All the barriers to register Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine with the World Health Organization (WHO) have been cleared and only some paperwork remains to be completed, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday. The Sputnik V shot, widely used in Russia and approved for use in over 70 countries, is undergoing a review by the WHO and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Their approval could open up new markets for the shot, especially in Europe. Murashko has met WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva. “Russia’s position on promotion and …

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