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Kazakhstan|health|December 29, 2020 / 11:47 AM
Kazakhstan signs agreement with Pfizer to buy coronavirus vaccines

AKIPRESS.COM - Kazakhstan has signed an agreement with the American company Pfizer and plans to start supplying a vaccine against coronavirus, Kazakhstan’s Health Vice Minister Marat Shoranov said on December 28, New Europe reports.

“Today we signed a non-disclosure agreement with Pfizer and are ready to supply these vaccines to Kazakhstan by issuing special documents,” Shoranov told a briefing. According to him, the timing will depend on the production capacity and the company’s ability to supply the vaccine to the republic.

“All over the world we are talking about the so-called temporary registration of vaccine data. We have developed appropriate rules that allow registration, temporary registration according to interim reports of the third phase of studies. As for the Pfizer vaccine, in addition to strict requirements for transportation and storage of up to -70, also has a distinctive cost – it is up to two times more expensive than the same vaccine produced in the Russian Federation,” he explained. 

Over the past day 739 cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed by PCR tests in Kazakhstan, the Health Ministry reports on Dec 29.

A total of 153,199 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the country so far. Total number of recoveries reached 140,684.

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