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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's Ministry of Health on Wednesday, December 23rd, approved the use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 "on an emergency basis."

This vaccine "is presented as a safe and effective therapeutic tool ... to lower mortality, reduce morbidity and decrease the transmissibility of the disease," said a resolution signed by the Minister of Health Gines Gonzalez Garcia.

The authorization is the second of the kind granted by Argentina, following one issued Tuesday night for theSubscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?