Former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on the European Union to purchase the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine against the Corona virus, if approved by the European Medicines Agency.
Juncker said in a statement to the Austrian channel ORF-2, “When the European Medicines Agency confirms the safety of the” Sputnik “vaccine, we must buy it. The virus knows no boundaries, and any effective vaccine must be used regardless of the country in which it was developed, if it is available. “.
He added, “It is not correct to refuse to use the vaccine because it is produced in Russia.”
It is noteworthy that the European Medicines Agency began studying the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine on March 4, and this process may continue until late May.
The European Agency began studying the Russian vaccine after the scientific magazine “The Lancet” confirmed that its effectiveness rate was 91.6%.