Ukrainian Health Ministry in talks with Serum Institute on purchase of Covid-19 vaccines

Source : 112 Ukraine

Serum Institute is capable of producing both Novax and AstraZeneca vaccines
18:38, 20 January 2021

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The Ministry of Health is in negotiations with Indian manufacturer Serum Institute on the purchase of another coronavirus vaccine. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Health Ihor Ivashchenko during a meeting of the parliamentary committee on the nation's health.

It should be noted that Ivashchenko did not specify whether it was a purchase of the Serum Institute's vaccine or a vaccine from other companies.

"Meanwhile, negotiations with an Indian manufacturer - the company Serum Institute - are underway. It can produce the Novax vaccine (America) and has the ability to produce a vaccine by AstraZeneca," said the official.

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As we reported earlier, the team of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is dissatisfied with the negotiation process on the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines conducted by Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.

“Pfizer and Moderna have been waiting for eight months for some request from the Health Ministry. How it happened that some other less rich countries succeeded to agree with them; while we failed? This is the question,” reads the message.

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