Cameroon Approves Sputnik V Vaccine; 11th African Nation to Do So

Cameroon’s health Ministry has approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

Sputnik V had been approved earlier in  Republic of Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Egypt, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, 

Kenya, Morocco, and Namibia, the sovereign fund said in a statement. 

Sputnik ranks second among coronavirus vaccines globally in terms of the number of approvals issued by government regulators, it said.

Thus Sputnik V is approved for use in 53 countries with total population of over 1.4 billion people.

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Cameroon temporarily suspends AstraZeneca vaccine

In March Cameroon temporarily suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine this March, citing possible side effects. The move follows similar measures by European states.

“The scientific council suggests that we do not continue to use this vaccine until the preliminary investigations are completed,” Cameroon’s health minister, Manaouda Malachie, told journalists, adding that his country would store all doses received so far until there was more clarity about the safety and side effects of the vaccine.


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