Russia Gets Order For One Billion Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin had previously revealed the registration of the nation's first COVID-19 vaccine
Russian President Vladimir Putin had previously revealed the registration of the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine

20 countries from Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia have placed a cumulative order of a billion doses for Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine.

This was made known by the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev, at a conference dedicated to the announcement of the vaccine’s registration.

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Dmitriev stated that they had already gotten orders for one billion doses, saying:

He explained that everything produced in Russia will be used domestically, and doses for use in other countries will be made abroad.

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine
Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

According to Dmitriev, the RDIF is also working on a humanitarian aid program for developing nations, aimed at making the COVID-19 vaccine available in states that can’t afford to make or buy their own.

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While saying that vaccination is an acute problem in the world’s poorest countries, he stated that the fund believes “people around the world should have equal access to a vaccine, regardless of their financial situation.”

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The development comes on the heels of Russian President Vladimir Putin announcing that the country had registered its first COVID-19 vaccine, adding that one of his daughters had already used it.

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