Commission proposes to purchase up to 300 million additional doses of BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine

Daily News 08 / 01 / 2021

Economia - pubblicata il 11 Gennaio 2021

Source: European Commission Spokesperson’s Service

The European Commission today proposed to the EU Member States to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by BioNTech and Pfizer, with the option to acquire
another 100 million doses. This would enable the EU to purchase up to 600 million doses of this vaccine, which is already being used across the EU. The additional doses will be delivered starting
in the second quarter of 2021. The EU has acquired a broad portfolio of vaccines with different technologies. It has secured up to 2.3 billion doses from the most promising vaccine candidates for
Europe and its neighbourhood. In addition to the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine, a second vaccine, produced by Moderna, was authorised on 6 January 2021. Other vaccines are expected to be approved soon.
This vaccine portfolio would enable the EU not only to cover the needs of its whole population, but also to supply vaccines to neighbouring countries. More information is available in the
press release
and on the
dedicated website
. Watch the press conference with President von der Leyen here,
and read her remarks here.

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