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Peru inks deal with Pfizer for 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine

· 02/04/2021 13:58
Peru inks deal with Pfizer for 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine

- Peru's interim president said on Thursday his administration had locked in a deal with Pfizer PFE.N to purchase 20 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine, a major milestone as the Andean nation scrambles to jumpstart a mass vaccination program.

The South American country earlier this week approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine - co-developed with German partner BioNTech BNTX.O - for one year amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases that has brought local hospitals to the brink of collapse. nL1N2K81W1


(Reporting by Marco Aquino, writing by Dave Sherwood; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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