WHO seeks more time to show green signal for Russian COVID vaccine

The World Health Organization WHO says the vaccine approved by Russia this week is not among the nine that it considers in the advanced stages of testing

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WHO seeks more time to show green signal for Russian COVID vaccine
WHO seeks more time to show green signal for Russian COVID vaccine

World Health organisation declares the Russian COVID vaccine as still under question.

Dr Bruce Aylward, a senior adviser to WHO’s director-general, stated that they do not have sufficient information at this point to make a judgment on the Russia vaccine.

The World Health Organization WHO says the vaccine approved by Russia this week is not among the nine that it considers in the advanced stages of testing. Earlier this week, President Vladimir Putin announced an approved coronavirus vaccine in the country, claiming that the immunisation will protect people for up to two years.

WHO and partners have included nine experimental COVID-19 vaccines within an investment mechanism it is encouraging countries to join, known as the Covax facility. The initiative allows countries to invest in several vaccines to obtain early access, while theoretically providing funding for developing countries.

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