Hungary is Considering Testing Russian Corona Vaccine
Hungary is considering testing Russian corona vaccine Sputnik V in clinical trials on 3,000 to 5,000 inhabitants. The Budapest government is also open to the idea of producing the vaccine in Hungary.
The step is remarkable because a vaccine is only allowed on the European market if the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gives permission for it.
Russia, which has already administered the vaccine to hundreds of thousands of residents, claims it is more than 90 percent effective. Mass vaccinations have been taking place since Saturday.
Hungarian doctors went to Moscow to see how the vaccine is made. The government states that the protocols of the World Health Organization (WHO) are applied.
Russia may ship doses of the drug to Hungary this month.
The country has already secured more than 12 million doses from Western pharmaceuticals and is also in talks with China and Israel about possible vaccine supplies.