WHO postpones assessment of Satellite V until January next year

World Health Organization experts will continue to evaluate the Russian vaccine Sputnik V in the new 2022.

RIA Novosti agency, referring to the WHO press service, reports that the organization’s experts will arrive with an inspection in the Russian Federation to evaluate the vaccine no earlier than January. Earlier, WHO reported that at a meeting in November with representatives of RDIF, the provision of additional data on the safety, quality and effectiveness of Sputnik V was discussed:

“The company has pledged to provide a detailed data submission roadmap so that WHO can expedite vaccine evaluation. Submission of data is expected by the end of December 2021.”

The World Health Organization says no further assessment is possible without them. In September, the approval process for a Russian vaccine was suspended as one of the drug factories did not comply with new manufacturing practices. EMA also requested additional data for registration of the Sputnik V vaccine.

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