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Russia says Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Argentina

Argentina is the first country in Latin America to officially register Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

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  • The vaccine was registered under the emergency use;
  • Argentine regulator approval is based on the results of Phase III clinical trials in Russia.

Russia’s sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday that the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use by Argentina’s regulators, reported Reuters.

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“Argentina was the first country in Latin America to officially register Sputnik V,” the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement.

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“The vaccine was registered under the emergency use authorization procedure and was approved by the regulator, ANMAT, based on the results of Phase III clinical trials in Russia, without additional trials in Argentina,” it said.

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