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India considering Pfizer's request for vaccine indemnity, govt advisor says

India considering Pfizer's request for vaccine indemnity, govt advisor says

FILE PHOTO: :Test tubes are seen in front of displayed Pfizer and Biontech logos in this illustration taken, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

NEW DELHI: India is considering Pfizer's request to grant it indemnity from costs relating to severe vaccine side-effects, a government advisor said on Thursday, adding that the company had signalled availability of its COVID-19 shot, possibly from July.

"We are engaged with Pfizer because they have indicated availability of ... certain volume of vaccines, in the coming months, possibly starting in July," V K Paul told a news conference on Thursday.

(Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru; editing by John Stonestreet)

Source: Reuters

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