Russia willing to share access to Sputnik V vaccine with Ireland

Vaccine found to be 91.6 per cent effective in symptomatic patients, but Irish officials not yet ready to go outside EU’s vaccine programme

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
28th February, 2021
Russia willing to share access to Sputnik V vaccine with Ireland
Emer Cooke of the European Medicines Agency

Russia will look “positively” on any request from Irish authorities for access to its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the country’s embassy in Dublin has said.

There have been calls from some politicians for Ireland to explore the prospect of going outside the EU’s programme to get access to doses of the Russian vaccine, which is named after Soviet-era satellites, in a bid to speed up the rollout here. However, it appears...

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