Germany considering buying Sputnik V vaccine

Germany considering buying Sputnik V vaccine

Germany is considering buying the Russian-made vaccine Sputnik V, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

However, she noted that would depend on when the European Medicines Agency approves the shot for use in the European Union.

"The documentation isn't yet sufficient for authorization. If this authorization is received very soon, then it will of course still make sense to buy doses of Sputnik. If this only happens in several months then we'll already have enough vaccine," Reuters cited Merkel as saying.

She also noted that Germany will open up COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults in June, based on projections that the country will receive 80 million doses from manufacturers in the second quarter of the year.