UAE registers Russian vaccine against the coronavirus “Sputnik V”

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced that the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has approved the Russian drug Sputnik V.

“RDIF announces the approval of the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus “Sputnik V” by the Ministry of Health and Prevention of the UAE. The Sputnik V vaccine was registered in the UAE as part of an accelerated procedure based on the results of phase III clinical trials in Russia with the participation of more than 33 thousand people”, –  the RDIF reported.

The head of the fund, Kirill Dmitriev, noted that the RDIF “is committed to helping the UAE gain access to a safe and effective Russian coronavirus vaccine created on a proven and well-studied human adenovirus vector platform”.

“The decision to include Sputnik V in the UAE’s national vaccine portfolio is an important step to protect the population with one of the world’s best vaccines”, – Dmitriev said.

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