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Canada Vaccines: New contract between the EU and Pfizer for 1.8 billion doses

20:15  08 may  2021
20:15  08 may  2021 Source:   france24.com

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Image d'illustration d'un flacon de vaccin Covid-19 par Pfizer-BioNTech 12 février 2021. © Thomas Kienzle, AFP Illustration Image of a Covid-19 Vaccine Bottle by Pfizer-Biontech 12 February 2021.

European Union has concluded a new contract with Pfizer-Biontech on Saturday for 1.8 billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines. The new deliveries are scheduled for this year and until 2023.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced Saturday, May 8 a new contract to buy up to 1.8 billion doses of vaccines anti -COVID in Pfizer-Biontech. The contract includes a firm order for 900 million doses and an option for 900 million additional.

"Happy to announce that the Commission has just approved a contract for 900 million farm doses (+900 million optional) with Biontech and Pfizer", welcomed the leader of European diplomacy on Twitter. "D Other contracts and other vaccine technologies will follow, "she added.

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deliveries until 2023

These new deliveries, scheduled for this year and until 2023, will allow to adapt to new variants of Coronavirus , but also to vaccinate children and adolescents.

The EU is now openly set out on so-called RNA messenger vaccines, such as those of Biontech-Pfizer and the American Moderna, an innovative technology deemed more effective against The so-called "South African" and "Brazilian" variants.

The Astrazeneca vaccine, which uses a more traditional technology, has, suffered by very strong delivery delays that pushed the EU to introduce a lawsuit against the Swedish-British laboratory. rare Case of thrombosis associated with its inoculation also led to restrict it.

The contract announced Saturday is the third concluded between the EU and the German-American alliance. The Commission, which negotiates on behalf of the twenty-seven, had signed a first contract in November with Biontech and Pfizer for a total of 300 million doses (including an option for 100 million). Brussels had then concluded a second contract on January 8, also for 300 million doses (including 100 million optional).

"Vaccination progresses" in Europe

"with more than 200 million doses issued in the EU, we are on the right track to achieve our goal: enough doses to vaccinate 70% of EU adults in July . Nearly 160 million Europeans have now received a first injection. " explained the chief of the European Executive on Twitter. "Vaccination progresses well" in Europe, "now we are preparing the new stage of our response" to the pandemic, she added.

In total, the EU received 67 million doses of the only Biontech-Pfizer vaccine in the first quarter of 2021, and expects 250 million in the second quarter. Some 280 million doses should follow the second half of the year.

with AFP

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, May 11, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 .
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