MOSCOW, February 19 – RIA Novosti. The San Marino Ministry of Health has approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, thus, the vaccine has already been approved in 30 countries, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement.
“RDIF announces the decision of the Ministry of Health of San Marino, the world's oldest constitutional republic, to approve the use of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine,” the fund said.
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Registration was carried out as part of an emergency use authorization (EUA). The Republic of San Marino has become the 30th country in the world to approve the Sputnik V vaccine. At the same time, the drug is one of the three world vaccines against coronavirus in terms of the number of approvals received by state regulators.
“The oldest state in Europe, San Marino, today joined 29 other countries in the world, where Sputnik V will become one of the main tools in the fight against coronavirus. The Sputnik V vaccine is widely recognized by medical professionals and government regulators as one of the most effective. safe and affordable drugs, “said Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF CEO.
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, Uzbekistan and Gabon.
The scientific journal Lancet previously published the results of the third phase of clinical trials “Sputnik V”, confirming its high efficiency and safety. During phase III clinical trials, Sputnik V demonstrated high rates of efficacy, immunogenicity and safety – the vaccine efficacy was 91.6%. The vaccine provides complete protection against severe cases of the new coronavirus infection.