South Korean President Moon Jae-in wanted to use the Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection “Sputnik V” in the country. Aides to the head of state, on his instructions, are studying the possibility of purchasing a drug for vaccination of the population. Data on the Russian vaccine is also being studied in the presidential administration.
“Given the concerns about the supply of vaccines, the advisers expressed the opinion that it was necessary to consider the introduction of a Russian vaccine, to which President Moon Jae-in said: ‘Do so, ‘” the South Korean leader said in an interview with the Yonhap news agency.
Now the official Seoul is studying data on the use of the vaccine in other countries. Sputnik V is the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine. Scientists of the Gamalei Center with the participation of the Russian Defense Ministry worked on the creation of the drug. During the trial, the vaccine demonstrated high efficacy and safety.