Russia flies more Sputnik V vaccine to Argentina, first doses reach Bolivia

Russia flies more Sputnik V vaccine to Argentina, first doses reach Bolivia (Source Reuters)

Russia delivered the first batch of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to Bolivia on Thursday along with a larger shipment for neighboring Argentina, as Moscow looks to play a key role in the region’s vaccine rollout despite delivery delays. A plane carrying 240,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in Argentina, of which 20,000 doses went on to Bolivia, where President Luis Arce was waiting to greet the delivery in La Paz. Bolivia will be the second Latin American country to roll out the Russian vaccine.

“Starting tomorrow, the distribution begins. There are 20,000 vaccines and two doses for each person,” presidential spokesman Jorge Richter told reporters. “They will be for the sectors that are most exposed and at the front line of contagion.”

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