PAHO says in advanced talks to buy more COVID vaccines

Director of the Pan American Health Organization Carissa Etienne speaks to media about policies to deal with the Zika virus, in Montevideo February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Andres StapffMEXICO CITY, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday it is in advanced talks with vaccine makers to buy additional COVID vaccines for its member states, to complement bilateral deals, donations, and doses they are receiving via the COVAX mechanism.PAHO has reached an agreement with Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac, and is expecting to sign new accords soon to buy vaccines with emergency use listing approval from other suppliers for 2021 and 2022, PAHO Director Carissa Etienne said.Reporting by Anthony Esposito and Adriana BarreraOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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