Argentina approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use - (National Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Argentina has authorized the emergency use of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine, as reported in the National Post.

  • President Alberto Fernandez’s office said that 1 million doses of the vaccine were expected to arrive in the next few days.

  • Argentina has so far received 1.22 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine and 580,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine, manufactured by the Indian Serum Institute and developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.

  • Argentina’s new health minister Carla Vizzotti has pledged to strengthen oversight and transparency of the inoculation program.

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