Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Fully Approved For Use In Hungary - Minister
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th February, 2021) Hungarian Human Resources Minister Miklos Kasler said on Sunday that the national healthcare service center had fully approved Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 for use in the European country.
"The national healthcare service center has completed the necessary formal studies of the Sputnik V vaccine, which have determined that the vaccine meets the manufacturer's specifications in terms of product quality and is suitable for use on humans," Kasler said on Facebook.
On Tuesday, peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet published an interim analysis from the phase 3 trial of the Sputnik V vaccine, showing its 91.6 percent efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19. It has been in 21 countries across the world.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), responsible for marketing the vaccine abroad, has initiated the process to get Sputnik V approved in the EU. So far, Hungary remains the only member of the bloc to have authorized the use of the Russian vaccine.