The German Vaccination Commission has approved the pre-order of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V for Bavaria, RIA Novosti reports.
Thomas Mertens, the chairman of the permanent vaccination commission at the Robert Koch Institute (STIKO, Germany’s regulator for the study and admission of vaccines), called what was happening “fundamentally positive”, referring to the situation with the memorandum on the possible supply of the drug to Bavaria.
Earlier in the region it was stated that the vaccine will be supplied with its approval by the European Medicines Agency EMA.
Since March 4, the drug is undergoing a gradual review process at the EMA, which approves vaccines for use on the European market. Earlier, the agency expressed the hope that in the case of “Sputnik V” this will happen as soon as possible, but there is no date yet. The press reported that in the absence of difficulties in approving the drug, it can be expected in May.