Slovakia to start vaccinating with Sputnik V in coming days, says deputy PM

Slovakia to start vaccinating with Sputnik V in coming days, says deputy PM
# 11 May 2021 16:25 (UTC +04:00)

Slovakia will start using Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the next few days, after its first batch was delivered to the country on March 1, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Igor Matovic said on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.

"After receiving excellent results of Sputnik V trials at a laboratory in Hungary, certified in the [EU-recognized] OMCL, and after three months of all sorts of obstruction from the mighty [opponents of the Russian vaccine in Slovakia], the start of vaccination with Sputnik V is approaching in the coming days in Slovakia as well," Matovic wrote on Facebook.

"I reached an agreement with the Russian side during the past days off that it agrees to start [the process of] vaccination in Slovakia," he wrote.

On May 6, Slovakia received information from a Hungarian partner agency that the trials had confirmed the reliability of samples of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine from the batch delivered to Bratislava.

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