Singapore, Australia Agree to Share Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
(Bloomberg) -- Australia and Singapore have agreed to share Covid-19 vaccine doses in a bid to meet both countries’ schedules for vaccinating their populations.
Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said the country has made good progress in its vaccination program and can send over about 500,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines from its existing stocks to Australia.
“This will help Australia accelerate its vaccination programme amidst its current increase in cases caused by the Delta variant,” the ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
Australia will give the same quantity of vaccinates back at a later date after Singapore has drawn down its existing supplies and looks at providing booster shots for some segments of its population.
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