ArmInfo.At a high level, an agreement was reached between Armenia and Russia on the purchase of 1 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine. On April 14, answering the questions of parliamentarians, Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan said this.
She noted that by the end of the year it is planned to organize the vaccination process for about 20% of the population. The minister noted that in most states, according to the situation, from 1% to 15% of the population were vaccinated today, and only in rare countries 30% -40% received an injection. Speaking about the mortality rate from coronavirus, Anahit Avanesyan said that the rate registered in Armenia is lower than the world average, it is about 2%, while in Armenia this figure is 1.7%. It should be reminded that during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that Yerevan needs more than a million doses of anti-clot vaccine. According to Pashinyan, the Russian vaccine has already proven its effectiveness in practice and it is important for Armenia to purchase it.
Note that the cost of two doses of Sputnik V was $ 19. The Sputnik V vaccine is currently registered in Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, Iran and a number of other countries. The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya Center and became the first coronavirus vaccine in the world and in Russia. The final effectiveness of the drug was 91.4%, with respect to severe cases of COVID-19 - 100%. Sputnik V vaccine is approved for use in Armenia.
According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 915,473 coronavirus tests were carried out in Armenia, of which 205,128 cases of infection (22.4%) were registered, 184,243 people recovered (89.8%), 3,794 died (1 , 8%) .