Pfizer and Moderna have made it clear they won’t sell vaccines directly to Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today, stressing that vaccine manufacturers have underlined “they will deal with the central government”. Vaccine rollout for the 18-44 age group was paused on Saturday in Delhi due to the shortage of doses.
“We’ve spoken to Pfizer and Moderna for vaccines, and both the manufacturers have refused to sell vaccines directly to us. They have said they will deal with the central government. We appeal to the centre to import vaccines and distribute to the states,” Mr Kejriwal told reporters this afternoon.
Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking an increase in the supply of doses. “Every month, Delhi needs 80 lakh doses but it received only 16 lakh doses in May. For June, our share has been reduced further to eight lakh doses,” he said.