The Ministry of Health of Slovakia has published a contract for the purchase of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, which showed its cost. According to the document, the cost of vaccination with two components is 19.9 dollars.
Under the terms of the contract, Russia must supply Slovakia with two million doses of the vaccine — one million doses of each component of the drug.
As you know, the Prime Minister of Slovakia Igor Matovich resigned because of the Sputnik V vaccine. The government crisis in the country began after the prime minister announced his intention to purchase a Russian vaccine, despite the fact that the drug did not receive approval from the European and local regulators.
In turn, Russia demanded that Slovakia return 2 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. The Russian Federation has already announced that it has returned the money to Slovakia.
According to the medical regulator, Russia sold Slovakia the Sputnik V vaccine, which is different from the one approved by the scientific journal TheLancet.