Brazil health regulator rejects Russia's Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine

27th Apr, 2021

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File labelled "Sputnik V coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine", March 24, 2021. REUTERS

The Brazilian health regulator Anvisa rejected importing the Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine requested by state governors battling a deadly second wave of the virus that is battering Latin America's largest nation. Anvisa's five-strong board voted unanimously not to approve the Russian vaccine after technical staff had highlighted "inherent risks" and "serious" defects, citing a lack of information guaranteeing its safety, quality and effectiveness.

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