EU seals deal for as much as 1.Eight bn further BioNTech/Pfizer doses

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EU seals deal for up to 1.8 bn extra BioNTech/Pfizer doses

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The EU has signed a contract with BioNTech / Pfizer for up to 1.8 billion additional doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, said the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Saturday.

"We are pleased to announce that the EU Commission has just approved a contract for a guaranteed 900 million doses (+900 million options) with BioNTech / Pfizer for the period 2021-2023," she tweeted from an EU summit in Portugal.

"More contracts and other vaccine technologies will follow," she promised.

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