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The Chamber of Deputies ratified on 17 November 2020 the contract signed by the Dominican government and AstraZeneca UK Limited to supply 10 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. The contract was signed on 30 October 2020. It estimates a price per dose of US$4. The vaccine is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2021.

The contract reads: “The State shall cover the total price as follows: (i) a non-refundable payment of 20% on the effective date of the contract; (ii) a payment of 40% when the vaccine is approved by the Dominican health authorities, the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MIIRA), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA); and (iii) a payment or several payments of the remaining 40% to the extent that the doses are delivered to the State”.

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