To obtain COVID certificates from the European Union, persons vaccinated with the Russian drug Sputnik V need to receive a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine. This was announced by the Austrian Ministry of Health, TASS reports.

An important condition is a sufficient amount of neutralizing antibodies produced after vaccination with a Russian drug. To do this, those wishing to receive a COVID certificate must first pass a special test. In case of satisfactory results, they will be able to apply for a booster dose of one of the mRNA vaccines recognized in the European Union.

On the eve of a similar method of obtaining a COVID certificate by people vaccinated with vaccines not recognized in the European Union, the head of the Italian Ministry of Health, Roberto Speranza, revealed. According to him, the booster will need to be received no later than six months after the completion of vaccination. According to a circular from the Italian Ministry of Health, published earlier, we are talking about drugs from Pfizer and Moderna.

Earlier, the EU expressed the hope that Russia would investigate cases of trade in COVID certificates, including those of the European type. The representative office reminded that falsification of documents is prohibited and entails punishment provided for by the legislation of the country.

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