Hungary first EU state to approve Sputnik V vaccine

Hungary first EU state to approve Sputnik V vaccine
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  • calendar-gray 21 January 2021

Hungary's National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition approved on Thursday the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, becoming the first European Union member to do so, APA reports citing Teletrader.

According to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), "the approval is based on the results of the clinical trials of Sputnik V in Russia and a comprehensive assessment of the vaccine by experts in Hungary."

On Wednesday, the RDIF said the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is reviewing its vaccine and the results should be sent to the Sputnik V team "in 7-10 days." Currently, the vaccine has been approved by Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Argentina, Bolivia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay and Turkmenistan.

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