All the limitations to register Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine with the World Health Organization (WHO) have been cleared and just some paperwork stays to be accomplished, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko mentioned on Saturday.
The Sputnik V shot, broadly utilized in Russia and accepted for use in over 70 international locations, is present process a assessment by the WHO and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Their approval may open up new markets for the shot, particularly in Europe.
Murashko has met WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva.
“Russia’s position on promotion and registration of the Sputnik V vaccine was heard, we have removed all the questions for today,” Murashko was quoted as saying by Interfax information company.
He mentioned that the corporate which is coping with Sputnik V registration at WHO solely “has to sign a few documents, submit a few additional papers”.
The WHO couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.
The WHO mentioned in July its assessment of how Russia produces the Sputnik V vaccine had discovered some points with the filling of vials at one plant. The producer mentioned it had since addressed all of the WHO’s considerations.