The Argentine government hopes to receive in January 5 million doses of the Russian vaccine against the new coronavirus Sputnik V, including 1 million doses of the second component of the drug, TASS reports.
Argentina’s Minister of Health, Jines Gonzalez Garcia, said that according to the contract, another 14.7 million doses of the Russian drug are expected in the country in February.
In addition, the Ministry of Health of Argentina expects to receive vaccines from the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca in late February – early March. Also, negotiations are currently underway with two Chinese manufacturers of drugs for coronavirus.
Argentina received the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on December 24, its volume amounted to 300 thousand doses.
Note that Argentina was the first Latin American country to officially register Sputnik V on its territory based on Russian data from clinical trials.
It was reported that vaccination against coronavirus with a Russian drug in Argentina will begin on December 29.