Norway could secure 2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s corona vaccine before April

COVID-19 vaccine AstraZenecaPhoto: Gareth Fuller / Pool via AP
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If the EU approves the corona vaccine from AstraZeneca, Norway will receive around 2 million doses of the vaccine before the end of March.

Sweden’s vaccine coordinator Richard Bergström informed Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that Norway could receive a total of 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in February and March.

The doses are in addition to the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna.

However, in order for that to happen, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) would have to approve the vaccine from AstraZeneca on January 25.

On Friday, it was also announced that Norway secured 3.6 million extra Pfizer doses after the EU expanded its agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech. 

Extended agreement

According to newspaper VG, Norway could receive a total of 7.2 million doses of the vaccine.

The extension of the procurement agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech means that the EU doubled its access to the first vaccine approved for use in Norway and the EU. 

Norway is covered by the same procurement agreements the EU has entered into with the vaccine manufacturers.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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