Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin did not rule out the use of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in her country.
This was reported by the Yle TV and radio company.
According to the head of government, all vaccines, the effectiveness, and safety of which have been proven can be used.
The issue was raised during a telephone conversation between ex-President Tarja Halonen and Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
Halonen is part of the WHO European Group on COVID-19.
Marin reminds us that the decision to purchase a particular vaccine is not a question.
Mika Ryamet, director of the Center for Research and Development of Vaccines, doubts the feasibility of producing a Russian vaccine in Finland and says that this may not necessarily significantly improve the epidemiological situation.
Earlier it became known that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) began an examination of the registration dossier of the Russian vaccine.
The countries of the European Union, Hungary, and Slovakia have already approved the use of the vaccine on an individual basis, without waiting for the pan-European registration.