The Slovenian authorities can purchase the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine without waiting for its approval in the European regulator. This is reported by the Slovenian agency STA.
An advisory group from the National Institute of Public Health (NJIZ) recommended that the republic’s authorities purchase those vaccines that have not yet received EU approval. As explained in the group, the purchased drugs will be stored in “quarantine warehouses” and can be used immediately after approval by the regulator.
Since March 4, the Russian drug has been undergoing an examination procedure at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which approves vaccines for use on the European market. Recently, the former head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union should purchase the Russian vaccine against the new coronavirus Sputnik V when it is tested.