Delivery Agreement for Paediatric Vaccines in Singapore Falls to Pfizer, Says Health Minister

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Singapore has signed a new supply agreement with Pfizer for its paediatric Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday, November 15.

The agreement also includes the delivery of these vaccines, and the Ministry of Health (MOH) is in “constant contact” with Pfizer to fulfil these deliveries as soon as possible, said Mr Ong, who was speaking at a press conference by the multi-ministry task force tackling Covid-19 here.

Singapore’s director of medical services Kenneth Mak said last week that the paediatric doses for children are made of a different formulation. They use the same mRNA ingredient as the adult doses, but use a different buffer solution, so that they can be stored under more conventional cold chain requirements. This will also make it easier to draw the required amount of vaccine from the vial.

(Source: Straits Times, 2021)

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