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WHO able to streamline worldwide certification of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine – official

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The World Health Organization is able to help in dashing up the method of certifying the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine for emergency use worldwide.

“Several vaccines, including Sputnik V, are currently at the stage of assessment and submission of data… The WHO is looking forward to providing the necessary assistance to accelerate these proceedings,” technical officer for immunization at WHO/Europe, Oleg Benes, stated at a briefing with Russian-language media.The WHO stated earlier it expects the complete information on Sputnik V to be submitted by the top of January, earlier than it could add the Russian-made jab to its checklist of vaccines for emergency use worldwide.The international well being company cleared the usage of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in late December. It is at the moment being utilized in immunization campaigns within the EU, Britain, US and Canada.Sputnik V, developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, is being utilized in Russia and nations like Serbia and Argentina.Benes additionally stated the WHO is trying into the choice of worldwide certificates for individuals who have been vaccinated.“With the emergence of effective and safe coronavirus vaccines, the WHO is studying the issues and the problems tied to the vaccination of international travelers,” he stated.

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