In Kenya, the use of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is permitted, said Alfred Aquala, chairman of the national task force against COVID-19.
According to him, the drug is located and used in Kenya legally. There is a list of distributors and locations for Sputnik V vaccinations are being identified, writes the Kenyan newspaper The Star.
Aquala also clarified that the emergency use authorization precedes the authorization to use the product without restriction throughout Kenya and commercial transactions with it. In order for the vaccine to receive commercial status, a recommendation for its use from the WHO is needed, he stressed.
Meanwhile, according to the Russian embassy in Kenya, the first batch of Sputnik V arrived in the country almost two weeks ago.