Go nment may buy 50 million Pfizer Covid vaccine doses by Q3
NEW DELHI: The go nment and Pfizer are in “high-level” discussions that could see the pharma giant sell 50 million of its Covid vaccine doses in India by the third quarter of this year with the current negotiations pointing to a successful conclusion.
Top go nment offi als are believed to have negotiated availability of these vaccines in a series of meetings with senior Pfizer executives with the main hurdle being the firm’s insistence of indemnity that will shield it from legal action in India. While the nature of an agreement on this contentious issue is not yet clear, senior offi als said the issue and other matters will be made clear in due course.
The vaccines will be available for purchase by go nment only for its Covid immunisation programme. Pfizer vaccines are fairly expensive but there is a growing demand for expanding the pool of vaccines available for the population in addition to the shots being made in India.
State go nments like UP, Maharashtra and others have announced that they are floating global tenders for vaccine makers to sell their shots here. However, there are not too many free stocks available and the results of this exercise need to be seen even as offi als said they will work with states to see what best can be done.
The current surge of the Covid pandemic in India has sharpened the demand for mass vaccinations.
Pfizer requested permission in dec 2020. Our gvt was in endgame of covid and denied.
don't publish 'may' do this/that type of news
World largest vaccine maker India to buy US vaccines? What the hell going on here?
They should have taken this decision in December January. Everything is being done too late.
The Situation is so sad for India. India has 60% of vaccine capacity of the world. Yet, mismanagement by this go nment is so grand that we are begging and importing vaccines now vs exporting.
There are a lot of people who can afford costly vaccines and want them. Why didn't the go nment give permission to them anyway to sell their vaccines in india?
Pfizer had been waiting for permission to market its vaccine in India since December,2020- and it was denied by this Feku go nment. But now this same go nment is begging for Pfizer vaccine after explosion of the second wave-a pity
Fact is Pfizers Vaccine need very stringent storage and needs exceptional SCM. which state is capable of meeting those standards ,it is not easy like collecting Vasool ,Hafta and cut
What happened to the aid our Sister Kla had promised earlier this month, on behalf POTUS Biden who had signed the Spirit of Quad along with Modi whereby each was to help the other in the fight ag inst Coronavir s ?
Pfizer vaccine has caused most deaths globally.
not true at all
Q3 would be too late, by that time most of the urban population would have been vaccinated and rural population would not afford the vaccine cost.
Pfizer Vaccine is the best considered all over the World.
BTW - why does world largest manufacturer of vaccines need to buy foreign expensive vaccines.
De ls Own
And the joke this same go nment didn't give approval in February for this vaccin
Pfizer is the Worlds Best Vaccine ever made. Highly Effective and shows best results. Now available for 12 years kids also.!
Neo The One
Dont give any vaccines to opposition states…let the piigss there die of Covid…swachh bharat
Good that we are discussing about getting Pfizer vaccine but it has no proven clinical trial ag inst the Indian varient..
Pfizer vaccines need to be stored at -70 degree for which infra isnt available in India.
Our Covan is very safe though the efficacy rate may not be that high like Pfizer vaccine.