Peru urges COVID-19 vaccine sellers to extend expiration dates to cut risk of losses

Peru urges COVID-19 vaccine sellers to extend expiration dates to cut risk of losses

16/1/2022 12:25:00 AM

Peru urges COVID-19 vaccine sellers to extend expiration dates to cut risk of losses

LIMA: Peru\u0027s Health Minister Hernando Cevallos has called on COVID-19 vaccine companies to extend expiration dates past the current three months to reduce the risk of losing doses. Cevallos said in a telephone interview on Saturday (Jan 15) that the government had asked one of the laboratories that supplie

LIMA: Peru's Health Minister Hernando Cevallos has called on COVID-19 vaccine companies to extend expiration dates past the current three months to reduce the risk of losing doses.Cevallos said in a telephone interview on Saturday (Jan 15) that the government had asked one of the laboratories that supplies vaccines to Peru to deliver them with expirations of up to six months. But he said the laboratory refused, saying that the expiration dates were pre-set.

The minister declined to specify the name of the laboratory, citing the"confidentiality" of the purchase agreements.Peru, with one of the highest per capita COVID-19 mortality rates in the world, has signed vaccine contracts with China's Sinopharm, the US companies Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc and UK-based AstraZeneca Plc.

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