Hungary first in EU to approve Russian vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, Budapest holds talks on the approval and supply of a million doses of Chinese vaccine Sinopharm
20:55, 21 January 2021


Hungary has approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and AstraZeneca vaccine as BBC reported.

Thus, it became the first EU country to approve the Russian vaccine. It is expected that Foreign Minister of Hungary Peter Szijjarto will travel to Moscow to discuss the shipment and distribution of the vaccine.

Besides, Hungary holds talks on approval and supply of a million doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.

Related: World Bank to provide Ukraine with $88,5 million for purchase of coronavirus vaccines, - official

Currently, at least 140,000 citizens of Hungary were vaccinated. However, many of them oppose the use of non-EU developed vaccines. Some medical employees even stated that she would not use them if they are approved only by the Hungarian authorities.

Meanwhile, only 49% of Hungarians would like to be vaccinated and it is the highest skepticism rate in Europe; while only 7% of Hungarians are willing to get shot of the Russian vaccine and 1% agreed to get the Chinese vaccine.

Currently, Sputnik V is registered in Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Hungary and the UAE.

Related: Commercial market of Ukraine to get vaccines against Covid-19 until summer

Besides, the immunological efficiency of EpiVacCorona, the second registered Russian vaccine against coronavirus makes 100 percent. That's the evaluation of Rospotrebnadzor, Russia's Federal Agency for Health and Consumer Rights.  

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