Hungary receives 100,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

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Sputnik V has been approved by 15 countries, including Argentina, Hungary and the United Arab Emirates and this will rise to 25 by the end of next week. PHOTO / REUTERS

A shipment of 100,000 doses of the Russian coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, arrived in Hungary earlier in the week, the country’s government said Wednesday.

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“A delivery of 100,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine arrived in Hungary late on Monday,” the government said in a statement.

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According to Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, the vaccine was taken to the National Public Health Center.

“Speed is of the essence … as advancing the inoculation plan by a single day would save the lives of 100-150 people,” Szijjarto said, adding that the country is working to get all approved vaccines into the country as soon as possible.

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As the European Union was struggling with its vaccination campaign, Budapest took initiative and unilaterally approved the use of Sputnik V, China’s Sinopharm and the AstraZeneca vaccine, without waiting for a decision from the European Medicines Agency. Since then, the EMA has approved the AstraZeneca vaccine, while the authorization of Sinopharm and Sputnik V is pending.

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