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Hungary receives technology to produce Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine: Foreign Minister

As of October 5, the World Health Organization is still reviewing data on the Russian Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use (file photo: PTI).

This is not yet approved by the block, but it will be the first concrete step in producing a vaccine in the European Union.

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  • Last updated:October 14, 2021 15:08 IST
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Foreign Minister Peter Sijart said in Moscow on Thursday that Hungary will receive technology to produce the Russian Sputnik VCOVID-19 vaccine at its Hungarian plant under construction this year, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This is not yet approved by the block, but it will be the first concrete step in producing a vaccine in the European Union. Widely used in Russia and approved for use in more than 70 countries, the Sputnik V vaccine has been reviewed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency.

“Hungary has an economic interest in participating in production because of the great demand for Russian vaccines around the world,” said Szijjarto, a “political agreement between Hungary and Russia to produce Sputnik in Hungary.” I added that I signed.

Hungary has made widespread use of China’s China National Pharmaceutical vaccine and Sputnik during last year’s mass vaccination campaign, neither of which has been approved for emergency use by the block, along with a COVID shot taken in the west.

Without EMA approval, it would be difficult for Russians and hundreds of thousands of Hungarians vaccinated against Sputnik to travel the entire EU.

WHO said on Wednesday that the process of the emergency use list of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine has some missing data and legal proceedings pending.

It is still unclear when the European Medicines Agency will approve Sputnik.

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Hungary receives technology to produce Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine: Foreign Minister

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