The announcement comes just days after the country said it was expecting to receive at least 10 million doses of Russia’s main experimental COVID-19 vaccine, known as Sputnik V, between December and January.
Regulators have yet to approve a vaccine for COVID-19 but large global trials are well underway and early results are expected in November and December. Pfizer´s vaccine is among the most advanced.
Fernández added that the country also hopes to shore up access to an eventual vaccine from Britain-based AstraZeneca Plc in conjunction with University of Oxford.
Argentina is among the world´s hardest hit countries. It has logged 1.22 million cases of the disease and 32,766 deaths.
The country´s daily infection rate has started to slow in recent weeks, indicating the crisis may have passed its peak. Reporting by Maximilian Heath, writing by Dave Sherwood; Editing by David Gregorio