San Marino has purchases Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 after delay in receiving the doses approved by the EU.
According to reports, San Marino bought Sputnik V shots at the last minute after an agreement to have Italy send a proportion of the vaccines it received through the EU’s vaccine procurement system got delayed. San Marino, located near Rimini on the Adriatic coast, is not an EU member, and as such was excluded from the deals the 27-nation bloc negotiated with pharmaceutical firms.
“We are still waiting for some authorisations from the pharmaceuticals companies involved to unblock the process,” Ciavatta said. “We are confident we will seen a breakthrough soon”.