European Union begins overview of Russia’s Sputnik Covid vaccine

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A girl receives the second part of the Gam-COVID-Vac (Sputnik V) COVID-19 vaccine.

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LONDON — The European Medicines Company has stated will begin assessing the Russian coronavirus jab, Sputnik V, because the bloc seems to hurry up its vaccination program.

“EMA will assess Sputnik V’s compliance with the same old EU requirements for effectiveness, security and high quality. Whereas EMA can not predict the general timelines, it ought to take much less time than regular to guage an eventual utility,” the regulator stated in an announcement on Thursday.

If the overview is profitable, the Russian vaccine would nonetheless want a advertising and marketing authorization utility earlier than being greenlit for administration throughout the 27 member states.

The information come after various European nations indicated that they could start administering Sputnik V, bypassing the regulator.

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