The government of Buenos Aires has complained to Russia about the delay in the second vaccination of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by Argentina in a letter warning of a contract breach.
A letter dated July 7 was sent to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to provide financial support for Sputnik V, presidential adviser Cecilia Nicolini told reporters, reporting on the La Nacion newspaper. confirmed.
In December, Argentina became the first Latin American country to approve the Sputnik vaccine, with the president and his agents receiving the vaccine first with public confidence.
The letter said Argentina needed a second dose “urgently” and warned that “the entire contract is at risk of being publicly revoked.”
Inoculation of Sputnik V produced by the Russian Institute of Gamalaya requires two different inoculations and cannot be exchanged or mixed with other vaccines.
The letter said Argentina understood that there were “production difficulties.”
“But now, seven months later, we are still far behind, but we are starting to receive doses from other providers on a regular basis, with the schedule being met.”
According to Nicolini, 45 million countries have signed 30 million Sputnik V dose contracts with Russia, of which less than 12 million have been received.
The first shot received 9.37 million doses, while the second shot received only 2.49 million doses.
Argentina aimed to give the first dose to the largest number of people at the start of the vaccine campaign and a second dose three months later.
Most people who receive the first Sputnik V shot are still waiting for the second shot after more than three months.
The government has been trying to accelerate vaccination in recent weeks to anticipate the increase in infections caused by highly contagious deltavirus variants that are not yet prevalent in Argentina.
Argentina is also using AstraZeneca and Synofarm vaccines and recently received a Moderna Shot donation from the United States.
Just over 17 million Argentines received one first shot of the vaccine, and less than 6 million received two jabs.
The country has registered about 4.79 million cases of coronavirus and about 103,000 deaths.
Russia registered Sputnik V in August last year prior to a large clinical trial, raising concerns among experts about the rapid process.
Since then, reports published by the major medical journal The Lancet have declared it safe and more than 90% effective, regaining confidence in Russian jabs.
RDIF has production agreements with several countries, including India, and is expected to produce hundreds of millions of times annually.
RDIF says that two doses vaccine It has been approved in 68 countries and is applying for registration with the European Union.
Argentina first manufactures Russian Sputnik V vaccine in Latin America
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