Pfizer announced the terms of delivery of its vaccine against coronavirus to Russia

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Pfizer announced the terms of delivery of its vaccine against coronavirus to Russia

Pfizer will not supply coronavirus vaccine to Russia at the request of individuals and companies, the supply of the drug is possible only at the level of government agreements. This condition is reported by RBC.

The company explained that the vaccine is currently being distributed through government supply agreements to overcome the health crisis. “While we understand the urgency and desire of many people to get vaccinated as soon as possible, we cannot provide direct access to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine candidate in response to private inquiries,” it noted.

At the same time, Pfizer promised to work closely with international organizations and national governments “to deliver the vaccine as quickly as possible.”

In early January, it became known about several deaths at once among people vaccinated with the vaccine from Pfizer. So, on January 4, the death of the Portuguese health worker Sonia Acevedo was reported 48 hours after vaccination. The next day, two more people who volunteered to receive the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine died in Norway.

At the end of December, the World Health Organization (WHO) added the Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to the list of drugs recommended for emergency use. The decision was made on the basis of the analysis of the drug, which showed that it “meets the mandatory criteria for safety and efficacy established by the WHO.”

There are currently several COVID-19 vaccines in the world. Thus, two vaccines are registered in Russia: Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona. On December 5, Moscow started vaccination against coronavirus with Sputnik V. The United States and the United Kingdom have also begun inoculating the population with Pfizer / BioNTech. In addition, the drug developed by Moderna was approved in the United States. British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has also announced the start of clinical trials for a combination of its AZD1222 vaccine.

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