Ukraine strikes deal with Pfizer for supply of 10 mln doses of vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

President Zelensky and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer company held the negotiations in February
22:07, 6 April 2021


Ukraine made a deal with Pfizer pharmaceutical company. It provides for supply of ten million doses of vaccine from Covid-19. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla negotiated about that in February. Press department of the Office of the President reported that the deal was signed on April 6.

"It is a crucial day for Ukraine and Ukrainians; today, we finally signed the important contract with Pfizer company, which envisages the supply of 10 million doses of Pfizer vaccine. It was a tough deal to strike, but thanks to the conversation with CEO of the company Albert Bourla, which I had on February 8, he promised he'd to everything possible and impossible. And he did it", Zelensky said.

Related: First batch of Pfizer vaccine to reach Ukraine in April , - Healthcare Ministry

However, there is no certain date of the supply - at least the presidential office did not mention it.

Meanwhile, 1.7 million doses of vaccine against coronavirus are supposed to be delivered in Ukraine by late May. Ukraine's Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov reported that on air of Ukraine 24 TV channel, as quoted by RBC-Ukraine.

"We're supposed to get the first batch of vaccines (260,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and 117,000 doses of Pfizer) until April 15. In general, by the end of May, we've got to receive 1.7 million doses of vaccines", Stepanov said.

He added that the COVAX program foresees that in future, Ukraine is supposed to get the general amount of eight million doses of vaccine.

Related: Pfizer, BioNTech launch tests of their vaccine on kids aged under 12

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