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Shipment of second doses of Sputnik V vaccines arrive in Venezuela

Shipment of second doses of Sputnik V vaccines arrive in Venezuela

Caracas, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A new shipment of second doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Venezuela on Monday on board of a plane of Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aéreos S.A. (CONVIASA).
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On its Twitter account, the Russian Embassy in Venezuela announced the arrival of the shipment by saying, ‘today with the first rays of sunshine a new batch of Sputnik V arrived in Caracas.’

On Sunday, President Nicolas Maduro informed about the possible arrival this week of the vaccine against Covid-19, after some problems in the production company were solved, thus facilitating to finish the vaccination of those who were immunized with this vaccine in late September.

Since February, the Venezuelan Government started the immunization plan against Covid-19, after having signed an agreement with Russia for the acquisition of Sputnik V.

As a result of those agreements, Russia was the first country to send its vaccine to Venezuela, which made it possible to initiate mass immunization.

On August 18, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez had a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, whom whom she thanked for Moscow’s support in controlling the pandemic.

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