State controllers make decision on Sputnik V, the ministry remains silent

Promised supply of Russian vaccines for March has not arrived in Slovakia.

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The Health Ministry is remaining silent about the results of the evaluation of the Sputnik V vaccine by the State Institute for Drug Control (ŠÚKL).

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The ŠÚKL has objections to vaccination with the Sputnik V vaccine, confirmed a source close to the institute, for the Sme daily.

The Russian vaccine against Covid-19 was not approved by the European Medicines Agency. People interested in receiving this vaccine would have to sign a document claiming they are aware it is not registered in the EU.

A month has passed since the first delivery of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and Slovakia has received 200,000 doses. The vaccines that have been delivered are being processed by Imuna Pharm, a company in Šarišské Michaľany in eastern Slovakia. Another 200,000 vaccines that should have been delivered in March, have not arrived. The Ministry has not explained the missing supply.

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