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Pharmaceutical company says private vaccines deals are ‘counterfeit’ and should be reported

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(Barbados Today) AstraZeneca, the giant pharmaceutical and biotechnology company says there is no bilateral agreement signed between the Government of Barbados and that firm with regards to the procurement of vaccines.

Responding to queries from Barbados TODAY, the British-Swedish multinational company with headquarters at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in England, said its priority is currently to deliver on the implementation of agreements signed with national governments during 2020 and with COVAX, the global initiative co-led by GAVI (The Vaccine Alliance), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

“Our current focus is delivering on our substantial global commitments to governments and international health organisations, as quickly as possible to help end the pandemic. As such, there is currently no private sector supply, sale or distribution of the vaccine,” Government Affairs, Patients and Communications Lead, Monica Zolorzano Lobo disclosed.

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