MOSCOW, February 7 – RIA Novosti. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said he was ready to be vaccinated against coronavirus with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine or with a Chinese drug if approved in the European Union. am Sonntag in response to a related question. His words are quoted by the Austrian agency APA.
The Sputnik V vaccine is the world's first drug for the prevention of COVID-19. The Russian Ministry of Health registered it in mid-August. The vaccine was created at the Gamaleya Center on the basis of a well-studied platform of the human adenovirus vector.
This week the authoritative scientific publication The Lancet published a work with the results of the third stage of testing “Sputnik V” on volunteers. Studies have confirmed the high safety of the Russian vaccine and the effectiveness at the level of 91.6 percent.
The use of the Sputnik V vaccine was previously approved in 21 countries: Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, the Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Republika Srpska (entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lebanon and Myanmar.