Bayern wants to buy 2.5 million doses of Sputnik V

The authorities of the German federal state of Bavaria are ready to purchase 2.5 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V if the drug is approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); a preliminary supply will be signed with R-Pharm in Illertissen on April 7. This was stated at a press conference by the Prime Minister of the region Markus Zeder.

“The Minister of Health of Bavaria has concluded a preliminary contract with the company in Illertissen, which will be signed today. We are talking about the supply of “Sputnik V”: if it is allowed in Europe, then Bavaria through this company will probably receive an additional number of doses in July. That’s 2.5 million doses, ” Zeder said. According to him, this will expand the region’s ability to vaccinate the population against coronavirus.

Zeder added that production of the Sputnik V in Bavaria could begin within this year.

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