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Argentina to begin COVID-19 vaccination campaign with Sputnik V on Tuesday

Argentina is the third country to approve the Sputnik V vaccine, after Russia and Belarus

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  • Around 300,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in Argentina on Thursday;
  • Russian vaccine was approved by Argentine regulators for emergency use.

Argentina will begin COVID-19 vaccinating campaign on Tuesday using the recently delivered Russian Sputnik V vaccine, the government said on Saturday, following its approval by health authorities for emergency use, reported Reuters.

Around 300,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in Argentina on Thursday, and subsequent shipments are expected early in 2021.

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Argentina, the third-largest economy in Latin America, is the fourth one to begin vaccinating in the region, after Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica. Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America, has not settled a date yet to begin the immunization in 2021.

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Argentina is the third country to approve the Sputnik V vaccine, after Russia and Belarus.

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