The Russian vaccine Sputnik V will be delivered to Peru


The Peruvian authorities have concluded an agreement with the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on the supply of Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, RIA Novosti reports.

“The government of Peru is pleased to inform the citizens that it has signed an agreement on the supply of Sputnik V vaccine,” the message of the Ministry of Health of the Latin American country reads.

The Interim Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti announced the signing of a contract for ten million sets of the vaccine in a video message that appeared on social networks. That is a total of 20 million doses, since each vaccine consists of two doses.

As it became known last week, the Sputnik V vaccine had been approved in Nigeria. Nigeria has become the 68th State to approve the use of the Sputnik V vaccine. The total population of all countries that have approved Sputnik V is more than 3.7 billion people, about half of the world’s population. In terms of the number of approvals received by state regulators, the vaccine is the second in the world.

According to the results of the data analysis in respect of 3.8 million vaccinated Russians, the effectiveness of the vaccine is 97.6%. According to The Lancet, the efficacy is 91.6%.