Ecuador signs COVID-19 vaccine supply deals with pharma companies - (Financial Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Ecuador's health minister says the country has signed supply agreements with major pharmaceutical firms including Pfizer and BioNTech to provide millions of COVID-19 vaccines, as reported in the Financial Post.

  • According to Carlos Zevallos, the country has obtained funds through the Inter-American Development Bank to finance access to the COVAX vaccine, which is being led by the World Health Organization.

  • The government of Ecuador has also signed a vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca and a letter of intent to buy another 2 million doses from COVAXX, a unit of United Biomedical.

  • Further, it has begun talks with Johnson & Johnson, Novavax and Moderna, and has notified three Chinese laboratories of its interest in starting conversations.

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