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Health department only sought deviation to negotiate with vaccine makers in January - Treasury

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Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is one of two that have been authorised for emergency use to fight the pandemic across the US. The other vaccine available is from Pfizer.
Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is one of two that have been authorised for emergency use to fight the pandemic across the US. The other vaccine available is from Pfizer.
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Health officials only requested a deviation from procurement processes to enter into negotiations with four major Covid-19 vaccine makers on 6 January, according to a National Treasury official.

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