Therapy Areas: Vaccines
Guatemala to receive eight million doses of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine doses under renegotiated contract
28 July 2021 -

The President of Guatemala said on Tuesday that the country has renegotiated its contract for the delivery of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines and is also in talks with Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for their COVID-19 shots, Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday.

Reportedly, Guatemala had a contract for the delivery of 16 million doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines but the vaccines have been delayed, prompting some officials last month to talk about asking for a refund from Russia.

Giammattei was quoted as telling a news conference that the original contract for the Russian vaccine has been renegotiated and now Guatemala would receive eight million doses.

He added that the money that was due to go towards Sputnik COVID-19 vaccines will now be reinvested to get a further eight million vaccine doses from Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

According to the country' health ministry, Guatemala, with 18 million inhabitants, has so far vaccinated only 309,339 people.