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Chile Has Deals for Third Doses of Sinovac and Pfizer If Needed

  • Contracts call for 7m doses of Sinovac, 5m of Pfizer: official
  • Government also eyes chance that younger people get vaccinated
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. coronavirus vaccine during a vaccination event at the Cesfam Ignacio Domeyko health center in Santiago, Chile, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. coronavirus vaccine during a vaccination event at the Cesfam Ignacio Domeyko health center in Santiago, Chile, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

Chile secured deals for third doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Sinovac and Pfizer in the event they are needed in upcoming months, according to a government official.

An additional seven million Sinovac shots and five million from Pfizer would arrive by year’s end if health authorities deem them necessary, Vice Minister of Trade Rodrigo Yanez said in an interview. Officials also want to be ready in the event people under 18 years of age are cleared for the shot, he said.