MOSCOW, 17 Feb – RIA Novosti. The Gabonese Ministry of Health has registered the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine under an accelerated procedure, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement.
“RDIF announces registration of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the Ministry of Health of the Gabonese Republic. Registration was carried out under the emergency use authorization (EUA). Gabon became the 29th country in the world and the fourth state on the African continent to approve the Sputnik V vaccine, – noted in the message.
Sputnik V is one of the world's top three coronavirus vaccines in terms of the number of approvals received by government regulators.
Sputnik V is in high demand all over the world, and the number of African countries wishing to purchase the Russian vaccine is also increasing. Sputnik V is one of the best vaccines in the world, which will become an important part of Gabon's national vaccine portfolio due to its efficiency of over 90%, safety, a proven platform, simple logistics and a number of other key advantages, “the head of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev said in a statement. The spread of the coronavirus
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 Republic of Srpska ( Entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.