Russian news agency TASS reported on February 6 that the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic is studying the legal aspects to be able to buy the COVID-19 vaccine directly. Sputnik V of Russia without going through the management of the European Union (EU).
TASS quoted information from the Czech press, saying that a few days ago, the staff of the Czech Ministry of Health were instructed to explore legal opportunities to Vaccine Sputnik V is approved in the country without the approval of the European Pharmaceutical Authority (EMA) or the Czech National Institute of Drug Control.
The Czech government is also preparing to buy the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. The Czech Ministry of Health has the right to decide to use this vaccine to vaccinate people in the event of an emergency.
On February 5, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis visited Hungary to study the country’s experience in using the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine.
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During the visit, Mr. Babis discussed the matter with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban and the doctors in Hungary.
The Czech Republic currently purchased the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. However, the number of orders delivered to the Czech Republic was reduced due to production problems Pfizer / BioNTech.
More than 20 countries around the world have now approved the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
This week, the Sputnik V vaccine was also recognized by scientists to be nearly 92% effective in preventing COVID-19 after the results of large-scale end-stage clinical trials were published in the journal. The Lancet’s prestigious international medicine.
To date, the Czech Republic has recorded more than 1 million cases COVID-19, of which more than 17,000 deaths ./.