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San Marino becomes 30th country to approve Sputnik V vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The vaccine was approved under the emergency use authorization procedure
22:00, 19 February 2021

Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine
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The Republic of San Marino has approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus. This was stated in a press release by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), TASS reports. 

"The RDIF announces the decision of the Ministry of Health of San Marino, the oldest constitutional republic worldwide, to approve the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus. The vaccine was approved under the emergency use authorization procedure. The Republic of San Marino became the 30th country to approve the use of the Sputnik V vaccine," the statement said.

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To date, Sputnik V has been registered in Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the UAE, Iran, the Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Republika Srpska (an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Gabon.

As we reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has banned the registration and use in the territory of Ukraine of any medical immunobiological drugs from the coronavirus developed or produced in Russia.

The supply and check of the vaccine of other producers is regulated by the agreements signed by Ukraine within COVAX mechanism.

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