Covid: could Russian and Chinese vaccines be authorized in France?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – If Hungary gave the green light without delay, France will rely on the advice of European health authorities. Where is the process? Are the vaccines promising?

THE QUESTION. Of the 2.3 billion doses of Covid vaccine ordered by the European Union, none concerns Russian and Chinese vaccines, which are already in use in other countries. But with the supply difficulties currently experienced by the Twenty-Seven, recourse to these vaccines is now being considered, as illustrated by the recent renewed interest in Germany for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

Asked about this question, the president of the French Council for the orientation of the vaccine strategy, Professor Alain Fischer, in any case affirmed on January 29 on BFM TV that “all vaccines should be reviewed, there is no prejudice to the origin of a vaccine“. And to add that “if these vaccines demonstrate that they are safe, effective, that they are good quality products and that eventually they could become available at the level of the European community, why not. You just have to meet all of these conditions.

So should we expect to see these vaccines arrive in Europe and France in the coming months? Why aren’t they already available?

CHECKS. The recent example of Hungary – which authorized

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