Bolivia Signs Major Vaccine Deal for Russia’s Sputnik V

The Bolivia deal is a sign the Russian vaccine is making inroads in Latin American nations eager for more immunization capacity.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Russia’s sovereign fund, Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), agreed to supply Bolivia with enough of its two-dose Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to  vaccinate 2.6 million people, RDIF said on Wednesday, December 30th, marking the South American nation’s first major vaccine deal.

RDIF said the agreement would make it possible for more than 20% of Bolivia’s population to access the vaccine and supply would be facilitated by the Russian fund’s international partners in India, China, South Korea and other countries. Bolivia’s population is 11.35 million and 20% would be . . .

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