No deals with states, say Pfizer, Moderna
Amid the corona pandemic, vaccination is the only option to overcome it. States going to ask for global tenders of vaccination process fail to get proper response from the vaccine manufacturers as they are unwilling to deal with state governments. They rely on the central government to deal with the business and to procure the vaccines. On the other hand, the state governments have been expressing concern at the Central government over procuring vaccines.
As the supply of vaccines is less than the demand, states like AP, Telangana, UP, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Odisha, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu have pitched their voice demanding more vaccines. However, American vaccine manufacturers Pfizer, Moderna have refused to sell vaccines directly to the state.