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‘I would take jab at any time': German regional leader urges Berlin to use Russia's Sputnik V in vaccination campaign

Posted On: Apr 17, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

‘I would take jab at any time': German regional leader urges Berlin to use Russia's Sputnik V in vaccination campaign

The head of the German eastern Saxony-Anhalt state, Reiner Haseloff, has called on Berlin to consider using Russia's Sputnik V vaccine to accelerate the domestic vaccination campaign, adding he would gladly take the jab himself.
"We should do everything possible to accelerate vaccination in Germany," Haseloff, who is a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party, told the German Funke media group. The incumbent head of the Bundesrat - a federal legislative body representing the German states - then urged the government to consider Russia's pioneering Sputnik V vaccine as a remedy to the nation's vaccine shortage.
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