The authorities of the German federal state of Bavaria are ready to purchase 2.5 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine if the drug is approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); a preliminary supply agreement 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.