January 31, a law, that allows the use of vaccines against Covid-19, which have not passed the third stage of clinical trials, has come into force in Ukraine.
The document provides for the possibility of registration of vaccines in Ukraine and using it if there is evidence of successful preclinical trials, if clinical trials were conducted with the permission of the relevant competent authorities of the United States, UK, Swiss Confederation, Japan, Australia, Canada, China, India or European Union (at least one of these countries) in accordance with the national legislation of the country of authorization or if the medicinal product was reclassified by the World Health Organization.
The vaccines developed by a state that is recognized as the state-aggressor will not be used.
In such circumstances, the vaccine may be registered for emergency medical use during the time an applicant completes the clinical trials.
As we reported earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) has criticized the EU's announcement of export controls on vaccines produced within the bloc and called for a slowdown in immunization in order to help other countries.