MADRID, 12 Feb – RIA Novosti. The authorities of the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia consider it necessary to expand the list of vaccines used in the EU, including at the expense of the Russian Sputnik V, in order to accelerate the pace of vaccination, the Generalitet told RIA Novosti.
“We, the government (of Catalonia – ed.), Ask that all vaccines (including Sputnik) be on the market as early as possible, since we want to speed up vaccination,” the Generalitat said.
Currently, there are three European Medicines Agency approved vaccines in use in Spain – Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. A total of 2.9 million vaccinations were given, with more than a million patients receiving both doses.
Earlier, Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias said that the country would be able to use Sputnik V if it was approved by the European Medicines Agency.
The use of the Sputnik V vaccine has already been approved in Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, the Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Republika Srpska ( Entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Kazakhstan.