The media outlet reports that the American company does not give a 100% guarantee for the delivery of the vaccine.
"The agreement signed with the American company Pfizer on the supply of vaccines does not include any obligations of the company to supply vaccine to Israel, but only its intentions to do so ‘depending on the circumstances.’ In this case, a cash advance will be returned to the company next week,” the statement said.
The amount of the cash advance is 120 million shekels (35,6 million dollars).
As we reported earlier, Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that he hoped for the ‘very promising’ Pfizer vaccine to be ready by the end of 2020.
It was also noted that the difficulties with transportation of the vaccine might occur as it should be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius.
"As we have been predicting, we will have a vaccine at the end of this year. And the Pfizer one is a very promising one," reads the message.