First doses of Sputnik V vaccine left Russia for Argentina

This Wednesday, a plane with 300 thousand doses of the Sputnik V vaccine left from Moscow, Russia for Argentina and it is expected to be on Buenos Aires soil by Thursday, December 24 at noon.

The delivery of the 92% effective vaccine against the coronavirus is carried out on an Aerolineas Argentinas plane, with a crew of 20 members.

Since last Tuesday the crew of the Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires departed, who return transporting the doses in 56 thermal containers, with a total weight of more than 9,4 tons, which provide the necessary temperature for their conservation.

The vaccines are kept in good condition by a refrigerant that is applied and can add dry ice to the thermobox, capable of generating a temperature of 18 degrees below zero for about 60 hours, according to Pablo Ceriani, head of Aerolineas Argentinas, cited by Telam.

Two weeks ago, the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, reported that Sputnik V had been purchased, to vaccinate 10 million people between the months of January and February.

"Shortly we will begin to vaccinate essential workers who are those who are most exposed and those who need it the most, with those who work in health and security forces," Fernández declared last Friday.

Sputnik V requires two injections 20 days apart, so Argentina requires at least 20 million doses to meet that first quota of 10 million vaccinated.




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