The World Health Organization and representatives of the Russian healthcare system are discussing the issue of pre-qualification of a Russian vaccine recently approved by the WHO. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, his country is the first whose vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization. The vaccine underwent clinical trials two months before approval. Russia considers this scientific achievement as a great victory.
The World Health Organization says that pre-qualification for any vaccine involves a testing process to prove the vaccine's safety and efficacy.