MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Syria has accepted Russia’s Sputnik V and is able to import the coronavirus vaccine, the Syrian Ambassador to Moscow, Riad Haddad, stated to Sputnik Monday.
“Damascus has taken all measures to register the Russian vaccine – Sputnik V – in Syria and accepted its use,” Haddad stated to Sputnik.
In line with Haddad, the vaccine will probably be in Syria quickly, after Damascus introduced its readiness to obtain and use it.
The Russian vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Epidemiology and Microbiology Centre and registered by the Russian Ministry of Well being on 11 August, was the world’s first registered vaccine towards the coronavirus.
In February, peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet printed an interim evaluation from Section III medical trial of the Russian vaccine, displaying its 91.6-percent efficacy towards symptomatic COVID-19. The vaccine has already been accepted in 31 nations, together with Belarus, Serbia, Hungary, San Marino, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Algeria, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, amongst others.