Earlier, the Argentine regulator authorized the use of Sputnik V vaccination for people over 60 years old.
One of the first vaccinated in this age category the day before was Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, who will turn 62 in April.
"Today I was vaccinated with the Sputnik V drug. I thank the Gamaleya Center for its scientific work, all those who worked so that it (the vaccine. - Note" RG ") reached us and all the medical personnel of our country, for their enormous commitment. Vaccination helps build immunity against coronavirus. Let's do it, "Fernandez wrote on his Twitter account.
Meanwhile, attention to the Sputnik V vaccine continues to grow in Latin America. Last week, its use was approved in Paraguay, and even earlier in Bolivia and Venezuela. A separate agreement on the production of the drug was signed with Caracas. Approval is currently pending with the authorities of Uruguay and Peru. Despite the lack of permission, a batch of vaccines in 400 thousand doses should be delivered to Mexico next week, as the Foreign Minister of this country Marcelo Ebrard said the other day.