The poll shows that the German population is positively considering the prospects of cooperation with Russia on battling the pandemic. A total 60% of all respondents answered that they were ready to use Sputnik V, if they had the opportunity. In eastern Germany, the number reached 71%, while in western Germany 58% of people did not oppose the idea of getting vaccinated with the Russian drug. Only 38% said they would not want to be vaccinated with Sputnik V.
Russia's Sputnik V — the world's first coronavirus vaccine registered in August — has already been approved in more than 60 countries. According to the latest analysis of data on the post-vaccination infection percentage among 3.8 million vaccinated Russians, the vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19 cases.
The European drug regulator has been reviewing Sputnik V since March 4. However, several EU countries, including Slovakia and Hungary, have already approved its use without waiting for official authorisation.