BERLIN (Sputnik) – More than a half of German citizens – 57 percent – have expressed readiness to be inoculated with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus if it is approved for use in the European Union and Germany, a poll conducted by the Forsa institute for the RTL media group shows.
According to the pollster, the share of those ready to be vaccinated with Sputnik V in Germany stood at 45 percent in early February.
The poll involved 1,001 respondents, the statistical accuracy stands at three percent.
On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the prospects of registering the Sputnik V vaccine in the European Union, as well as its delivery and joint production in a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has also expressed readiness to be inoculated with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. On Tuesday, Kurz noted that the EU should base its decisions on such factors as vaccine efficacy and safety than its origin when determining whether or not to approve the drug.
According to Kurz, Vienna considers securing the doses of the Russian vaccine in April-June.