Thus Slovakia has become the 39th country in the world and the second country of the European Union to authorize the use of Sputnik V. The vaccine was approved under the emergency use authorization procedure. The approval is based on the results of the clinical trials of Sputnik V in Russia and a comprehensive assessment of the vaccine by experts in Slovakia.
First shipment of the vaccine to Slovakia was delivered on March 1.
Sputnik V is one of the world’s top three coronavirus vaccines in terms of the number of approvals issued by government regulators. It is now registered in 39 countries with total population of over 1.1 billion people.