Japan's Suga to negotiate for more Pfizer doses - report

Friday, 16. April 2021 11:54

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to talk directly to the executives of the United States pharmaceutical company Pfizer in order to purchase additional COVID-19 vaccine doses, Nikkei reported on Friday, citing several sources.

Japan currently has purchasing contracts with Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna. However, only Pfizer jabs have government approval for use, with the approval for Moderna and AstraZeneca still pending. Tokyo expects to receive up to 100 million Pfizer doses by June, enough to cover the double inoculation of the country's elderly citizens.

Suga is expected to talk about the additional Pfizer doses with the company executives via telephone on Saturday, during his visit to the US for a bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden, the outlet noted.

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