The government negotiated with Pfizer to change the suspended vaccines for pediatric doses

Santo Domingo, d.

The Dominican government has submitted a new addition to the purchase contract Vaccines with the American company Pfizer, That the National Congress will know in the coming days.

The new addition, requested by the President of the Republic, Louis Abenader, will change 1.2 million doses for adults awaiting doses for children, aged 5 to 12 years.

Also includes a reduction in 3870 doses compared to what was previously agreed.

Therefore, from 1,999,870 doses pending, it will be reduced to 1,296,000 doses of the pediatric vaccine.

The president’s letter was addressed to President of the Senate of the Republic, Eduardo EstrellaIt should be noted that the previously agreed price for the vaccine was $12 per dose. The price for the pediatric vaccine is $15 per unit.

“The government and the pharmaceutical company have long been analyzing the possibility of providing the remaining doses in the form of Children’s Vaccine. In principle, it can be given to children from 5 to 12 years old, and it will be very useful They managed to vaccinate this minimum population which the national immunization plan has not yet been able to reach, especially now that we are back to the face-to-face lessons in a general way,” says the President’s letter, which was signed as received on June 1, 2022.

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