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Pfizer says it will supply Covid vaccine only to central govt, not states

'Allocation of doses and implementation plan within a country is a decision for local governments based on relevant health authority guidance,' says the US drugmaker to Punjab govt

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A medical worker prepares to dilute a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a coronavirus disease vaccination center in Singapore (Photo: Reuters)

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After Moderna, another Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer, Pfizer, has refused to send direct vaccination to Punjab, citing its policy to only deal with the Central government, state Nodal Officer (Vaccination) Vikas Garg said on Monday.

He said the company, in a communication to the state, said: "Pfizer is working with federal governments across the world to supply its Covid-19 vaccine for use in national immunisation programmes."

"Our supply agreements at this time are with national governments and supra-national organisations with allocation of doses and implementation within the country being a decision for local governments based on relevant health authority guidance. This

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First Published: May 24 2021 | 5:28 PM IST

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