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Russia awaits Philippines nod for Sputnik V vaccine

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Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) – February 11, 2021 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Russia is able to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines as quickly because it secures an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA), an official of the Russian Direct Funding Fund has mentioned.

Russian Direct Funding Fund chief government officer Kirill Dmitriev additionally mentioned the Philippines ought to broaden its COVID-19 vaccine portfolio, noting the shortages in provide in numerous components of the world.

“The Philippines mustn’t depend on one or two vaccines. It’s essential that you’ve got a portfolio of three or 4 totally different vaccines and to actually work with a number of producers,” Dmitriev advised The Chiefs on Cignal TV’s One Information on Tuesday evening.

Russian Direct Funding Fund bankrolled the event of Sputnik V vaccine which, Dmitriev mentioned, has already been granted EUA by 22 nations.

“The Philippines deserves to get a portfolio of various vaccines and Sputnik V ought to be one among these as a result of it is among the finest vaccines,” he mentioned, including it can be crucial for folks to decide on the form of COVID-19 vaccines they may take.

Russia, he mentioned, is able to present vaccines for 700 million folks all over the world this yr.

“We’re pleased to begin supplying to the Philippines as quickly as we get an approval right here,” Dmitriev mentioned. “We’ll provide any quantity that the Philippines want for over six to seven months.”

In the meantime, a well being social scientist believes there’s a want to coach folks extra concerning the security of the COVID-19 vaccines to encourage them to get immunized.

Professor Nina Castillo-Carandang mentioned the variety of medical employees “extremely probably” to get COVID-19 vaccine elevated after city corridor conferences have been held with them.

“We’ve to conclude from right here that extra info is required even for individuals who are imagined to be extra acquainted with well being considerations resembling vaccine,” Carandang additionally advised The Chiefs.

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