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Pakistan authorises emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Christian Fernsby |
Pakistan's Drug Regulatory Authority has approved the emergency use of the Russian-made vaccine against the coronavirus disease, Gam-COVID-Vac, commonly known as Sputnik V.

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The regulatory authority held a meeting on Friday during which it gave emergency use authorisation to the Russain Covid-19 vaccine, The News International reported.

"The registration board of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in its 299th meeting on Friday, granted emergency use authorisation to Russian made Covid-19 vaccine Gam-COVID-Vac, whose trade name is Sputnik V. A local pharmaceutical firm, AGP Limited had applied for registration, marketing and distribution of the vaccine in Pakistan," an official of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) told the Pakistani daily (The New) on Saturday.

"The decision to grant Emergency Use Authorisation was announced by the registration board of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan during its meeting being held at 4:00 pm yesterday (Friday) following which, the first shipment of the vaccine is expected to reach Pakistan by next week", the DRAP official said.

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