$ 497,500 for Russian vaccines – Government approves ‘Sputnik V’ fund, one vaccine costs $ 9.95
The Council of Ministers has approved an additional fund for the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, which will go to the Russian anticovid-19 vaccine. In total the additional fund is $ 497,500, while the decision specifies that the value is according to the terms set out in the agreement between the parties for the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia. According to the statements of the Minister of Health and Social Protection, Ogerta Manastilriu, the agreement with the distributor “Human Vacine” provides for the arrival of 50 thousand doses, which means that the price of a dose of vaccine is 9.95 USD.
This price is almost the same as the Chinese Coronavac vaccine, as the government earlier approved another additional fund of 10 million USD, which was expected to go for 1 billion doses provided by the Turkish distributor for the Chinese vaccine. Currently, in our country, as part of the agreement of the Albanian government, 25 thousand doses of Sputnik V vaccine have arrived, while another 10 thousand were a gift from the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates.
According to data from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, so far in our country have arrived 899 550 doses, as part of agreements that the Albanian government has with companies, as part of the COVAX instrument and based on the agreement with the European Union to support of the Western Balkan countries. Meanwhile, by June 2, a total of 780,342 doses of the vaccine had been administered, while 293,264 citizens had received both doses of the vaccine.
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