MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge told the STV TV channel on 17 October why the Sputnik V vaccine was not registered in Europe yet, BelTA has learned.
“I have just discussed this matter with the Minister of Health [of Russia] Mikhail Murashko who attended the meeting of the CIS Healthcare Cooperation Council. We had kept in touch with him before, because the Russian Federation is a very important member of our organization. As far as I understood, the problem is that the technical file for the vaccine registration is not ready yet. However, Russia has a fairly high manufacturing, intellectual and technical potential. Once this technical file is finalized, the vaccine can be registered,” Hans Kluge said.
He noted that he had been vaccinated with the vaccine prescribed in Denmark. “Because I live in Denmark. Basically, I would get vaccinated with any vaccine that would be prescribed to me,” he said.
Hans Kluge noted that there are already enough vaccines to vaccinate everyone who wants it. “We can feel safe only when at least 80-85% of the population gets vaccinated,” he said.