Additional Countries Purchase Sputnik V Vaccine
According to media reports issued on January 11, 2021, Palestine and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria announced they are purchasing the Sputnik V Vaccine for their citizens. The Sputnik V vaccine was previously registered in the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, and Serbia.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) confirmed that Algeria's Sputnik V vaccine registration is the first African state to approve vaccines officially. RDIF stated its international partners in India, China, South Korea, and other countries would produce the COVID-19 vaccines needed for these purchases.
And, the RDIF confirmed the price of Sputnik V vaccines is less than $10 per dose.
The Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) is an adenoviral-based vaccine that uses a weakened virus to deliver small parts of a pathogen and stimulate an immune response. It is a vector vaccine based on adenovirus DNA, in which the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus gene is integrated.