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The Russian Ministry of Health has reregistered the maximum sales price of the Sputnik V vaccine. One dose of the vaccine, which has two components, now costs 866.81 roubles plus VAT. The Sputnik V vaccine is widely used for mass vaccination against COVID-19 and is listed among vitally important medications, with the state controlling its price. “It became possible to lower the price due to the vaccine’s improved and optimized production process and a significant increase in production volume in order to conduct a nationwide vaccination campaign,” Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said, adding that the vaccine will have the same price regardless of where it was produced. “Vaccine production amounts to the state’s social order for the national pharmaceutical industry. I would like to note that the registered maximum sales price applies only to the vaccine used for large-scale national state vaccination campaigns, ”Mr Manturov said. On 20 February, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin chaired a meeting whose participants discussed the vaccine production, pricing policies and delivery issues. “We must make sure that the pricing procedure is effective and transparent, and the price is well-substantiated. Our main goal is to help people, rather than obtain high profits by selling this hugely important medicine, ”Mr Mishustin noted.

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