The Ministry of Health of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has registered a Russian anti-COVID19 vaccine Sputnik V, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) reports.
This is the 56th country in which the use of the Russian vaccine was approved. Sputnik V registration was carried out as part of an accelerated procedure (emergency use authorization, EUA). Thus, the Sputnik V vaccine is approved in countries with a total population of over 1.5 billion people.
“Historically, the close partnership between Russia and Vietnam encompasses many areas of interaction, which also include the joint fight against the pandemic. Sputnik V is one of the best coronavirus vaccines in the world. The approval of the vaccine in Vietnam, which is one of the countries with the largest population in Southeast Asia, will ensure the protection of human health and bring the abolition of coronavirus restrictions closer, “said Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF CEO.
Currently, the use of the Sputnik V vaccine has also been approved in Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the UAE, Iran, the Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Republika Srpska (entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Gabon, San Marino, Ghana, Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Guyana, Egypt, Honduras, Guatemala, Moldova, Slovakia, Angola, Djibouti, Republic of the Congo, Sri Lanka, Laos, Iraq, North Macedonia, Kenya, Morocco, Jordan, Namibia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Cameroon, Seychelles and Mauritius.