Western Cape Government welcomes agreement to manufacture Pfizer in province The Western Cape Government welcomes the announcement yesterday by Pfizer Inc.
and BioNTech SE that a letter of intent with the Cape Town-based Biovac Institute (Pty) Ltd has been signed to manufacture the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for distribution to Africa.
manufacturing of the Pfizer vaccine in the Western Cape will go a long way in supporting our local economy.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, said: "The Western Cape has one of the highest concentrations of medical device and healthcare companies in the country, and the health technology sector contributes an estimated 2,500 full time jobs and R1.7 billion to the economy in the Western Cape." "We remain committed to working together with the private sector who have shown great innovation and support in our response to the Covid-19 pandemic and our vaccination rollout strategy in the Western Cape," continued Minister Maynier.
To read the rest of this statement, please visit: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/news/pfizer-biontech-collaboration-biovac-boost-economy-wc
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