The National Authority approves the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine in Iraq

  • 27-12-2020, 11:59
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    Baghdad - INA

    The National Medicines Selection Authority has approved the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine in Iraq.

    The ministry's spokesman, Saif Al-Badr, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), today, Sunday that "the National Authority for Drug Selection has agreed to use the vaccine produced by Pfizer in an emergency manner to confront the Corona pandemic in Iraq."

    And Health Minister Hassan Al-Tamimi confirmed earlier that Iraq will get a Pfizer vaccine soon, indicating that the contract to import Pfizer vaccine includes the supply of its own supplies.

    Al-Tamimi told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “The requirements for the Pfizer vaccine that will be approved in Iraq, and the company that manufactures it has been signed, will be part of the contract,” noting that “the ministry has more than 140 cold chains to preserve the Corona vaccine in Baghdad and the provinces. And international companies have been contracted in this regard. "