Kazakhstan is ready to deliver Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 to its territory, First Vice Minister of Healthcare Marat Shoranov said on December 28.
Shoranov revealed that the ministry had already signed the nondisclosure agreement with Pfizer and was ready to supply Kazakhstan with the vaccine. Everything, according to him, will depend on the ability of the company to deliver the vaccine to Kazakhstan.
“Speaking of Pfizer vaccine, it needs to be stored at -70 degrees C and costs twice as much as the vaccine produced in Russia, for example,” Shoranov said, adding that transportation and storage of the vaccine were of paramount importance.
Deputy Chairman of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Control Committee Nurlybek Assylbekov added that on December 30 the ministry was planning to negotiate speeding up the Pfizer vaccine deliveries to Kazakhstan. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)