Pfizer vaccine only supplied via deals with Governments

Update: 09:00 | 17/06/2021
Pfizer vaccine is only supplied via bilateral deals with Governments, said John Paul Pullicino from Pfizer Viet Nam during an online training session for market management staff on June 16.
Pfizer vaccine only supplied via deals with Governments
Illustrative image. (Photo: Al Jazeera)

The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Viet Nam Directorate of Market Surveillance, the US Homeland Security Investigations and Pfizer Viet Nam.

Pullicino said Pfizer recently struck a deal with the Vietnamese Government to provide 31 million doses of vaccine for the country.

Earlier on June 12, the Health Ministry’s Drug Administration granted conditional approval of Pfizer vaccine for emergency needs in the country.

Its delivery is scheduled for the third and fourth quarters. Part of the vaccine does will arrive in Viet Nam next month.

Vanessa Piepenburg, representative of global security for Pfizer Singapore, said authentic Pfizer vaccine is held in small colorless glass bottles with a volume of 2ml. Each has six doses.

In most countries, it is labelled Pfizer & BioNTech. While in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (China), it will be Fosun and BioNTech.

At present, this type of vaccine has yet to be put into commercialisation. Any commercial transactions related to it are counterfeit. In particular, it is only transported from Brussels and not in individual doses, she said.

The Pfizer representatives also vowed to form partnerships with alliances against fake goods and legal enforcement forces to ensure security for their product.

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(Source: VNA)