Germany agrees to buy 30 million Russian Sputnik V anti-COVID vaccines
Germany has agreed in principle to buy 30 million doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V anti-COVID vaccine. The news was announced by the Prime Minister of the state of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer.
The only thing the German health authorities to carry out the transaction is the safety certification from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which is expected to take place within the month of May.
To date, the Russian Sputnik V vaccine has been used in 61 countries, including Albania, where high levels of efficacy have been reported and there have been no serious side effects or fatalities following its administration.
Recall that the need to import Russian vaccines in Germany arose because the company AstraZeneca failed to send 100 million doses to the EU, as agreed, and consequently the EU will sue the company.