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Pfizer Delays January Vaccine Delivery to Bahrain: Health Ministry

A well being employee inspects vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as they’re thawed in a lab on the UZ Leuven hospital in Leuven, Belgium on December 27, 2020. (Frederic Sierakowski, Pool by way of AP)

The small island state of Bahrain has the third highest fee of vaccinations per capita on this planet up to now, in response to the Our World in Data web site, which is run by an Oxford University analysis programme.

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  • Last Updated: January 16, 2021, 14:19 IST
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A January cargo of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the Gulf state of Bahrain is not going to arrive on time, the ministry of well being mentioned on Saturday, however second doses of the jab already scheduled is not going to be affected.

The small island state of Bahrain has the third highest fee of vaccinations per capita on this planet up to now, in response to the Our World in Data web site, which is run by an Oxford University analysis programme.

“The delay … will not affect citizens and residents receiving the second dose of the vaccine over the upcoming period, according to current scheduled dates and the availability of the needed quantity for them,” the well being ministry mentioned in an announcement carried by state information company BNA.

Bahrain presents its residents freed from cost both the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or one manufactured by Chinese state-backed pharmaceutical big Sinopharm.

Other Gulf states together with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the emirate of Dubai have additionally bought the Pfizer jabs.

U.S. pharmaceutical agency Pfizer this week mentioned there can be a brief affect on shipments in late January to early February attributable to adjustments to manufacturing processes to spice up manufacturing.

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