Airlangga Says Govt Yet Consider to Import Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaCoordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto confirmed that the government had not included the COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in the list of vaccines that would be imported to Indonesia.

    “Indonesia is mulling over many vaccines [to be imported], but we have not included Pfizer vaccine as one of them,” said Airlangga in a video conference, Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

    He said that the antibody would be considered for the next plan. “Because there are still a lot of things to discuss related to vaccine procurement,” he added.

    Previously, the U.S. pharmaceutical firm announced on Monday, November 9, 2020, that its experimental COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective based on initial trial results. The efficacy rate was reportedly higher than the expectations.

    Read: No More Injections, Indonesia Covid-19 Vaccine Test Enters Observation Stage

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