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Number of Sputnik V vaccines bought from Russia 2021, by country

Mexico was to import 32 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V. Furthermore, Russia was to sell 100 million vaccine doses to India. Furthermore, India was among the countries that agreed with Russia to produce Sputnik V on its territory. Indian company Hetero planned to produce over 100 million doses of the vaccine per year. Sputnik V was registered in Algeria, Argentina, Belarus, Bolivia, Hungary, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela as of January 22, 2021.

Russia's first vaccine against COVID-19

In August 2020, Russia registered Sputnik V, the world’s first approved vaccine against COVID-19, which was developed at Gamaleya Research Institute in Moscow. After the third phase of clinical trials, the vaccine's effectiveness was measured at 91.4 percent. Russia planned to vaccinate persons from risk groups, such as healthcare workers, in end-August and September 2020, while the mass release was expected in January 2021. In December 2020, 30 percent of Russians would get vaccinated against COVID-19 with Sputnik V.

Will Sputnik V be available abroad?

In total, over 50 countries worldwide placed orders for Sputnik V from Russia. As of January 2021, The vaccine was used for vaccination in Russia, Belarus, Serbia. In October 2020, Russia applied for prequalification of Sputnik V at the WHO to speed up its availability worldwide. Other countries that would produce the vaccine, such as Brazil, China, India, or the Republic of Korea, would also sell it abroad. Among several countries surveyed in November 2020, the highest level of awareness about Sputnik V was recorded in Mexico.

Number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V ordered from Russia or agreed to be produced abroad as of January 22, 2021, by country

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Release date

January 2021



Survey time period

As of January 22, 2021

Supplementary notes

* Plans to get the vaccine supplied from countries producing the vaccine outside of Russia.
** Plans to produce Sputnik V on its territory.
*** In Brazil, the number of doses ordered in for Q1 2021. The planned production is per month in the first half of 2021.
**** In India and the Republic of Korea, the figures represent the planned domestic production per year.

Figures have been rounded.
The statistic has been compiled from press releases of the Russian Direct Investment Fund. The number of Sputnik V doses supplied to Belarus was obtained from the country's health ministry's Telegram channel. The number of vaccines ordered by Hungary was stated by the Hungarian foreign minister, according to the article on RBC.

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