Update: 22 mars 2021 22:07 IS
Paris [France], March 22 (ANI / Sputnik): Marine Le Pen, leader of the right-wing Rassemblement national party, said on Monday that France should continue the use of coronavirus vaccines, not authorized by the European Union, including the Russian Sputnik V, without pending corresponding approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
“I am amazed that the French government is waiting for permission from the European Union to order the Russian vaccine Sputnik or the Chinese vaccine. In my opinion, if the exit from the crisis is vaccination, it must be urgently accelerated. . And to do this, we need to expand access to vaccines, ”Le Pen said at a press conference.
Given the reductions in the supply of vaccine doses authorized in the block, the French authorities should follow the example of other European countries, such as Slovakia and Hungary, which “have freely certified vaccines” without waiting for the EMA approval, she noted.
In early March, the EMA launched a continuous review to test the Russian vaccine’s compliance with EU standards for efficacy, safety and quality.
Sputnik V has already been approved for use in 54 countries, ranking second in the world in terms of the number of approvals. (ANI / Sputnik)