Spain is ‘open’ to using Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19, as long as it is approved by European regulators, the new health minister Carolina Darias said on Wednesday.
NEW—Interim analysis of Russian #COVID19 #vaccine phase 3 trial involving nearly 20,000 participants suggests a two-dose regimen has an efficacy of 91.6% against symptomatic #COVID19. No serious adverse events were deemed to be associated with vaccination. https://t.co/40sM7f2nbS pic.twitter.com/Hzrs34uCWr
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‘This government will wholeheartedly welcome any vaccine which is authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA),’ health minister Darias told MPs in the Spanish Congress on Wednesday, when asked if Spain would consider using the Russian jab. ‘That is the only condition,’ she added.
Latest figures (up to 2 Feb) show that Spain has now received 1,769,055 doses of Covid-19 vaccines (from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna), and that 1,673,054 jabs have been administered. This is 94.6% of total vaccines received. 418,519 people have now received a second jab. In a separate report, we have published the amount of vaccines received and administered for each region: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain
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