Slovakia raises doubts: There is no evidence that the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is safe
Slovakian health authorities have refused to accept the population-based administration of the Russian "Sputnik V" vaccine, saying its safety and effectiveness have not yet been established.
"Because of the impossibility of having disclosable data from the authorities that produce Sputnik V, we have no choice but to look again for credible evidence to prove that the vaccine is safe and effective," the Central Commission said in a statement. Health from Bratislava.
Recall that the mass ordering of Russian vaccines, without waiting for the latter to receive certification from the European Medicines Agency has caused a political crisis in Slovakia, which has led to the resignation of senior executive officials and has also prompted calls for the resignation of the Prime Minister.
Slovakia was one of the countries hardest hit on the continent by the coronavirus and was one of the countries that received the fewest vaccines produced in the west, due to the mismanagement of the vaccine distribution scheme within the EU by Brussels. official.