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Kuwait to receive COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020

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The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday the arrival of COVID-19 “BNT162” vaccine by the end of this year, and usage will be subject to the approval of local regulatory authorities.

In a statement, Assistant Undersecretary for Medicines and Medical Supplies, Dr Abdullah Al-Bader, said an agreement was reached with Pfizer and BioNTech, which developed the vaccine, to supply the vaccine to Kuwait.

Based on the ministry’s request, the vaccine will arrive by the end of 2020 and during the year 2021 after completing clinical tests and necessary approvals from local regulatory authorities, he said, pointing out that the financial details of this agreement have not been disclosed.

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