GUATEMALA CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei said on Tuesday the Central American nation has renegotiated its contract for the delivery of Russia's Sputnik V vaccines and is also in talks with Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for their coronavirus shots.
Guatemala, with 18 million inhabitants, has only inoculated 309,339 people so far, according to the health ministry.
Guatemala had a contract for the delivery of 16 million doses of Sputnik V vaccines but the vaccines have been badly delayed, prompting some officials last month to talk about asking for a refund from Russia.
Giammattei told a news conference that the original contract for the Russian vaccine has been renegotiated and now Guatemala would receive 8 million doses.
"We are going to get them through the other pharmaceutical houses," Giammattei said.
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