Merkel says ‘all vaccines welcome’ after strong Sputnik data
BERLIN, Feb 2, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on
Tuesday said all vaccines “are welcome” in the EU once they have
received regulatory approval, after Russia’s Sputnik V jab was found
to be 91.6 percent effective in trial results.
“Every vaccine is welcome in the European Union,” Merkel said in an
interview with German broadcaster ARD. “Today we have read good data
for the Russian vaccine too,” she added.
Merkel also mentioned that she had recently spoken to President
Vladimir Putin about the Russian vaccine.