Argentina Received Active Substance for Second Component of Sputnik V

Argentina received 500 litres (132 gallons) of active substance for the production of the second component of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik reported with reference to the Argentine Richmond Laboratory on its Twitter. 

“Today, another 500 litres of the Sputnik V second component arrived in our country, which will allow us to continue producing approximately 760,000 doses. Soon they will be available to our people. We continue to work!” the laboratory said.

Earlier this month, the Richmond laboratory announced that it had completed the production of the first 153,441 doses of the second component of the Sputnik V vaccine, stating plans to produce more.

Even earlier, in March of this year, Argentina’s authorities started to immunise citizens only with the first shot of Sputnik V, while the second phase of vaccination was postponed for three months.

It is noted that Argentina became the first Latin American country both to authorise the use of the Sputnik V vaccine and to localise its production. On July 7, the Argentine government sent a letter to the Russian Direct Investment Fund, responsible for marketing Sputnik V overseas, in which it was mentioned that the Latin American country urgently needed the second component of the vaccine.

Ru-Main, 29.07.2021 

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