Argentina hopes to make 2 mln doses of Sputnik V vaccine in June

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# 13 May 2021 16:20 (UTC +04:00)

Argentine authorities expect the local Richmond laboratory to manufacture 2 mln doses of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in June, Minister of Health of the country Carla Vizzotti announced on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.

At the initial stage in June, the country may have 2 mln doses of the first and second components - 1 mln each, she said in an interview with Todo Noticias TV channel.

Argentina became the first Latin American country to officially register Sputnik V vaccine. This was done under the fast track procedure. Vaccination with a Russian drug in the country began on December 29, 2020.