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WHO has suspended the evaluation of Russia’s “Sputnik V” vaccine

WHO has suspended the evaluation of Russia’s “Sputnik V” vaccine


WHO has suspended the evaluation of Russia’s “Sputnik V” vaccine. 

WHO: Sanctions on Russia have caused technical difficulties, has suspended the evaluation of Russia’s “Sputnik V” vaccine.

According to the Russian Satellite News Agency reported on the 16th, the World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General Mariangela Simao (Mariangela Simao) said at a press conference on Wednesday that due to technical difficulties caused by sanctions, the WHO has suspended the Russian “satellite satellite”. V” evaluation of vaccines.


WHO has suspended the evaluation of Russia's "Sputnik V" vaccine



“Regarding the ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine – yes, the review process in Russia, which was scheduled to start on March 7, will be postponed to a later date,” Simo said. “Due to the current situation, flight options are limited and there are also There are financial issues, and that’s related to credit card support and more operational issues, so both assessments and reviews are affected. We are discussing this with the Russian side, and new dates will be set as soon as possible.”


It was previously reported that WHO experts were scheduled to conduct an assessment of the production of Russia’s “Sputnik V” vaccine in March, which would depend on clearance from the United Nations security services and developments in the region.


The WHO previously said that the evaluation process of the “Sputnik V” vaccine for emergency use should take place in March. After this, it will be necessary to study the data obtained and make a decision on the approval of the vaccine.


The report pointed out that Russia submitted the main documents for the certification of the “Sputnik V” vaccine at the end of 2020, but the WHO has not approved the vaccine until now.


According to Russian media reports, the “Sputnik V” vaccine has now been approved in more than 70 countries around the world, covering a total population of 4 billion. Data released in early 2021 by The Lancet, a well-known British medical journal, confirmed that the vaccine is 91.6% effective.





WHO has suspended the evaluation of Russia’s “Sputnik V” vaccine

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