BRUSSELS — The European Union cemented its assist for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine expertise Saturday by agreeing to an enormous contract extension for a possible 1.8 billion doses by 2023.
EU Fee President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted that her workplace “has simply authorised a contract for a assured 900 million doses (+900 million choices).”
The brand new contract, which has the backing of the EU member states, will entail not solely the manufacturing of the vaccines, but additionally ensuring that each one the important elements must be sourced from the EU.
The European Fee at present has a portfolio of two.3 billion doses from half a dozen firms. “Different contracts and different vaccine applied sciences will observe,” von der Leyen stated in a Twitter message.
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