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German Health Minister: The Russian vaccine must be purchased at the national level if the European Union refuses

German Health Minister: The Russian vaccine must be purchased at the national level if the European Union refuses

In a briefing with health executives, Jens Spahn said so The government backs the EU license for Sputnik V. Thus, in the proceedings before the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the German Vaccine Institute, the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), assumed the role of the alleged rapporteur. This means that the German leadership will continue to evaluate and analyze the data provided by the developers.

The minister confirmed that they are in contact with Russian partners and

They also support their efforts to provide production capacity for the Sputnik V in Germany or elsewhere in the European Union.

It is also possible that the first contracts will be concluded soon. However, a politician from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) said he still needed clarification when how much vaccine would be available.

Jens Spahn emphasized: Strongly in favor of making Sputnik V available nationally if the European Union does not take the matter forward.

Chancellor Angela Merkel also said in a briefing at her office in Berlin after a conference call with provincial heads of government about the vaccination campaign on Friday, that all vaccines to which EMA contributes are required and that authorized products should be included in the vaccination campaign.

He also said, there is no indication that the European Union will not request a licensed EU vaccine, but if it does, Germany will have to purchase a Russian-developed vaccine on its own, and its national competence, using the option offered to member states under the Community Act.

Angela Merkel stressed that only through a vaccination campaign can the coronavirus epidemic be stopped, so her government’s slogan is “vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate.”

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