Kuwait to get 1 million ‘Pfizer’ vaccines doses by end of 2020
After leading drug-maker Pfizer and biotechnology firm BioNTech announced on Monday that the COVID-19 vaccine they are working has proven to be more than 90 per cent effective, Kuwait’s Ministry of Health stated that it has ordered around one million doses, local media reported.
A source told Al Rai the vaccines are expected to arrive in Kuwait in batches, with around 150,000 arriving by the end of 2020 if approved by then.
Another source told Al Qabas the decision to import the vaccine will depend on Pfizer obtaining official approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the New York Times, Pfizer is planning on asking the FDA for emergency approval later this month.
While the Ministry has set its plans to deal with the segments included in taking Corona vaccines in general, noting that if the imported quantities are limited, the vaccine will be given to the elderly, people with chronic diseases, medical and nursing staff, workers in the front rows, the disabled, and those who are exposed.
If the quantities were available in abundance during the next year, it will include all segments of society, citizens and residents, pointing out that the Ministry aims to import 4 million doses of Corona vaccines.