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Bahrain announces delay in delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shipments

January 16, 2021
 Bahrain's Ministry of Health on Friday announced the shipment of vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTec, scheduled to arrive in the country in January, will not arrive on the initial agreed upon date with the company, due to production and supply processes on the manufacturers' side. — Courtesy photo
Bahrain's Ministry of Health on Friday announced the shipment of vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTec, scheduled to arrive in the country in January, will not arrive on the initial agreed upon date with the company, due to production and supply processes on the manufacturers' side. — Courtesy photo

MANAMA — Bahrain's Ministry of Health on Friday announced the shipment of vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTec, scheduled to arrive in the country in January, will not arrive on the initial agreed upon date with the company, due to production and supply processes on the manufacturers' side.

The ministry stressed that the delay in Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shipments will not affect citizens and residents receiving the second dose of the vaccine over the upcoming period, according to currently scheduled dates and the availability of the needed quantity for them.

The ministry noted that the company has that it has expanded its production and manufacturing of vaccines in order to cover global demands and the delivery of shipments will take place at a later stage.

The ministry highlighted that Bahrain was one of the first countries globally to order vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, in line with comprehensive national efforts to combat COVID-19. Bahrain News Agency


January 16, 2021
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