The World Health Organization (WHO) has resumed the approval procedure for the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. Previously, WHO paused vaccine registration. This was announced by the Russian Direct Investment Fund. The head of the fund, Kirill Dmitriev, said he expects the vaccine to be registered in the next couple of months.
“WHO has confirmed that the approval process for Sputnik V is ongoing and is entering its final stages. A group of WHO inspectors is to visit Russia soon to collect all the necessary data on the vaccine, “- stated in the message on the official Twitter account vaccines.
“WHO has just announced that they are resuming their examination of Sputnik V, we expect a team of inspectors to come to Russia soon. And we expect WHO approval of the vaccine in the coming months, ”Mr. Dmitriev told CNN.
Last September, it became known that the approval of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine at WHO was suspended pending a new inspection of the manufacturer’s plant. So, in mid-June, a WHO expert group revealed violations in the production of a vaccine in Ufa at the Pharmstandard-UfaVITA enterprise. The claims were related to environmental protection and emission monitoring. The experts had no comments on other enterprises.
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