POST Online Media Lite Edition



 

Serbia becomes first European country to produce Sputnik V vaccine

Christian Fernsby |
Serbia has become the first country in Europe to begin production of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on its territory, Serbian Minister of Innovation and Technological Development, head of an intergovernmental Serbian-Russian cooperation committee Nenad Popovic informed on Thursday.

Article continues below



Topics: SERBIA   

"The minister regarded as a historic moment for Serbia which became the first country in Europe to begin production of the Sputnik V vaccine on its territory," the minister’s press service said.

It is reported that the official met with Russian representatives who were present during the production of trial batches at Belgrade’s Torlak Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Sera. Then the preparation’s quality will be inspected after which Serbia will begin independent packaging of the vaccines.

On Wednesday, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) reported that Serbia had launched production of the Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus infection.


What to read next

India to become one of the biggest production hubs for Sputnik vaccine outside of Russia
Belarus to launch mass production of Sputnik V vaccine on March 30-31
Brazil gets deal to buy Sputnik V vaccine