Argentina to Start COVID-19 Vaccinations Before Year-end with Russia’s Sputnik V

Argentina has already tied up deals with AstraZeneca and with the vaccine programme COVAX. The Russian vaccine will cost less than US$20 per person for the necessary two doses.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Russia has agreed a deal with Argentina to supply 10 million doses of its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, which will allow the South American country to start vaccinating people this month.

Argentina President Alberto Fernandez said that the country had signed the agreement with Russia’s sovereign wealth fund which would allow them to vaccinate 300,000 people in December and reach 10 million people in January-February.

There was an option to receive more doses to inoculate 5 million more people in March, he said, adding his support for the quality of the vaccine . . .

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