Brazil health regulator technical staff recommend conditions on any approval of Sputnik V vaccine

FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow, Russia, January 18, 2021 REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Technical staff at Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa on Friday recommended that conditions be attached to any approval of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, and that if it is approved it may only be used on healthy adults.

Anvisa’s board is expected to announced later on Friday whether it will uphold, overturn or modify its decision in April to reject the importing of the Sputnik V shot due to a lack of information guaranteeing its safety, quality and effectiveness.

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