The EU has entered into an agreement with Pfizer for the delivery of an additional 100 million vaccine doses in 2021, the company stated. Thus, in total, 600 million doses will be delivered to the EU this year.
The new agreement comes as a result of the European Commission’s choice to use the opportunity to buy another 100 million vaccine doses in line with an agreement signed on February 17 this year, Pfizer wrote in a press release.
“We now intend to deliver a total of 600 million doses to the EU this year, which will cover two-thirds of the EU population. It is the largest delivery agreement for Comirnaty (the corona vaccine) we have entered into globally,” commercial director Sean Marett in BioNTech noted.
Norway is part of the EU vaccine system, and the agreement will therefore also mean more doses to Norway.
Last week, Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) said that 50 million doses would correspond to about 600,000 doses to Norway. Thus, the new agreement could give Norway over one million extra doses in 2021.
Last week, it was reported that Pfizer/BioNTech would deliver 50 million vaccine doses to the EU faster than planned. The company plans to deliver 250 million doses to the EU in the second quarter.
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