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Pfizer says it is discussing vaccine purchases only with govt agencies


Pfizer (Thailand) emphasised on Wednesday that it is commencing negotiations only with government agencies on procuring Covid-19 vaccines.

The announcement came on the heels of news that a private company would import 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine into Thailand.

Pfizer said it is currently discussing with the Department of Disease Control to ensure that its vaccine is available to all Thai nationals.

“Pfizer would like to emphasise that the company is commencing negotiations only with government agencies on procuring Covid-19 vaccines because this is the best way to ensure the vaccine is distributed to all people in each country," the announcement read.

“Also, we would like to confirm that Pfizer has not appointed any private organisation or agency as yet to be the importer of the company’s vaccine.”

The statement added that no private firm has been allowed so far to distribute the Pfizer vaccine.

Published : June 03, 2021

By : The Nation