Blatný: No plan to buy vaccines not approved by EU

The minister of health, Jan Blatný, says the government is not considering buying coronavirus vaccines outside the framework of a joint European Union contract. The EU has only approved two vaccines to date. Mr. Blatný said he had nothing against vaccines from other countries, such as Russia or China – if they had undergone EU tests.

His predecessor as minister, Roman Prymula, said however that the Czech Republic would consider purchasing other vaccines. His comment came in response to a question regarding Hungary’s independent acquisition of a Russian-made vaccine.

Author: Ian Willoughby