Austria May Independently Approve Sputnik V Vaccine If EU Approval Drags On - Chancellor
Muhammad Irfan 13 days ago Wed 07th April 2021 | 11:10 PM
VIENNA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th April, 2021) Austria could register Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V on the national level if the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) approval process drags on, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday.
"Of course, there is the possibility of doing this at the national level if it takes too long on the European one. There are countries in Europe that use several vaccines, for example Hungary or Serbia, which also use Sputnik V, which is a great advantage for these countries, because they can vaccinate the population faster.
Kurz said that he strongly supported the purchase of Sputnik V and hopes that Austria will be able to do so.
"I really hope that we will be able to acquire this vaccine [Sputnik V], as well as use it. This is not only my decision, but I strongly support it," the chancellor concluded.