Angela Merkel, Chancellor Of Germany, Has This To Say About Rolling Out Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine In Germany

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel said that the country will accept all vaccines as long as they are approved by the EU medical agency.

Isha Khatu

February 9, 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines have started rolling out in all nations. However, there are some vaccines that have proved to be fatal in some countries. The chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in an interview mentioned that Russia’s vaccines can be used in EU until they have received regulatory approval. Take a look at what she has to say about the Russian vaccines.

Angela Merkel says that all vaccines are welcome in Germany 

In an interview with German public broadcaster ARD, Angela Merkel said that every vaccine is welcome in German and the European Union. However, they should be medically approved by EU medical agency. She praised the good data of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. Merkel also mentioned that she spoke about the same to the Russian president Vladimir Putin. According to the reports of the medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday, the Sputnik V vaccine turned out to be 91% effective on COVID-19. Before this Russia has faced huge criticism for giving out the vaccine to the public before the third trial.

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She said that Germany will have 10 million people vaccinated by the end of March this year. She also pledged to get every resident of Germany vaccinated by the end of Summer. Angela asked everyone to hold on for a while longer. Germany and the European Unions have been struggling with the distribution process of the vaccine. Other countries like the US, United Kingdom and Israel have been rolling out the vaccines quickly as compared to Germany.

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She mentioned that the pace of the vaccine has now become slow but added that it is for good. She said that they cannot make a rigid vaccination plan, it needs to be dynamic and adaptable to the situation in the areas and depends on the supply of the vaccine. Merkel said that the country is far away from getting things in control even though the cases have reduced. She said that the country wasn’t there for a long time but the cases are still impossible to control so soon.

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