At home, Russia is halving the price of two doses of the Sputnik V vaccine to 866 rubles. The discount is possible by optimizing the production process, said trade minister Denis Manturov.
Production has increased significantly since Russia started its vaccination campaign, another reason for the price drop.
Sputnik V was approved by the Russian authorities as early as August, the first in the world. However, the essential final tests (phase 3) were not yet completed at that time.
It later turned out that it is an effective vaccine, which is now being used in the EU country, Hungary, among others. The drug is registered in 36 countries, in addition to Russia, according to Moscow.
The vaccines from, for example, Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna are somewhat more expensive than the Russian ones. AstraZeneca’s that costs 1.78 euros for two doses for EU countries, a Belgian minister previously revealed.