Pfizer vaccine approved, due to arrive November

Solomon Islands is expected to receive more than one hundred thousand doses of Pfizer vaccine in November this year from the COVAX Facility.

This is following the government through the National Therapeutic Committed approval of the vaccines. 

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services updates local media today.

“We will receive one hundred thousand and six hundred doses of Pfizer in November this year.” 

She says the paperwork for transporting the vaccines is progressing well.

Mrs. McNeil says, the two mechanisms established for the vaccine are through the COVAX and another is through bilateral arrangements.

“Under COVAX, we have a cost-sharing mechanism where 28,800 doses from the New Zealand government and  56,000 doses from the Japanese Governments. ” 

The Pfizer vaccine is approved by WHO for Children between 12 years of age and above.

As of September 4th, more than 95 thousand doses have been delivered and the Ministry is looking at about one hundred thousand doses to be delivered by the end of this week. 



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