Namibia to Suspend Rollout of Russian Coronavirus Vaccine

An employee holds a vial containing Sputnik vaccine at a factory of Hankook Korus Pharm, in Chuncheon, South Korea September 10, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran

Namibia will suspend its rollout of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, its health ministry said on Saturday, days after the drugs regulator in neighbouring South Africa flagged concerns about its safety for people at risk of HIV.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Nyasha Nyaungwa in Windhoek and Polina Devitt in Moscow, Editing by Alexander Winning, Ros Russell and Timothy Heritage