“Diplomatic contacts have been established. It is just a continuation of the Government’s efforts to provide all citizens with a free vaccine. Two criteria are essential - the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine. The Russian vaccine is known to be effective, but we must get detailed information about its safety,” said Health Minister Vili Beros, writes HRT.
He added that after talks with the Russian ambassador, he received information that the Russian authorities were in contact with the EMA and that they planned to submit an application for vaccine registration at the EU level.
“We are considering purchasing this vaccine before. The main role in this is played by the profession, which must determine the safety of vaccines and find a way to adapt to regulations. At the moment, the EMA is in the process of checking three more vaccine manufacturers that will be evaluated and approved in the coming period,” Beroš added.
“It is in the interest of every government to take care of the health of citizens, it is not illegitimate to look for sources of vaccines outside the EU, especially when delivery within the EU is in short supply. Everyone is looking for their own way. The EU is aware of that,” he said.