Health Ministry, Pfizer ink Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing, supply agreement

PUTRAJAYA: The government, via the Health Ministry and Pfizer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, today signed a manufacturing and supply agreement for the pharmaceutical company’s Covid-19 vaccines in Malaysia.

Today’s agreement is an extension of the Binding Heads of Terms agreement signed on Nov 24, 2020.

The agreement was signed via a live conference by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, on behalf of the Malaysian government; and for Pfizer, its country manager (Malaysia and Brunei) Luksanawan Thangpaibool.

Pfizer head of Emerging Market Asia Anil Argilla also witnessed the signing.

In his speech, Dr Adham said the Malaysian government appreciates the support given by Pfizer and hopes the vaccines could arrive earlier than expected.

Anil said Pfizer is committed to ensuring not just providing access to vaccines, but working together to end the pandemic.

“This is a big step forward and ability to get control and most probably to end the pandemic in Malaysia,” he said. – BERNAMA

Source: New Straits Times


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