Germany to talk to Russia about buying Sputnik jabs

A syringe with the webpage of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus disease in the background.

Photo credit: AFP

What you need to know:

  • Germany has until now coordinated its vaccine buying with the EU.
  • Since inoculations began in late December, Germany has deployed vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna.
  • A fourth, from Johnson & Johnson, is expected to be rolled out across the bloc in the coming weeks.

Germany said Thursday it would talk to Russia about purchasing doses of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine pending approval from European regulators, without waiting for coordinated EU action.

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