Norway is donating 200 million kroner to help develop vaccines that protect against new variants

Bent HøiePhoto: Martin Solhaug Standal / NTB
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Norway is donating NOK 200 million to the vaccine alliance CEPI to help develop vaccines that can protect against future corona variants.

“The coronavirus is constantly changing and adapting to the environment. New varieties may emerge that are more resistant to the vaccine. 

“To protect us against this, Norway is giving an additional NOK 200 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). 

“The funds will go toward developing vaccines that will protect against possible future virus variants,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) said.

Focusing on variants

Most vaccine manufacturers develop vaccines after the new virus variants emerge. 

CEPI is focusing on developing vaccines that will protect against a wide range of virus variants, including future variants.

Norway cooperates with Germany, the Wellcome Foundation, and other contributors to develop this ambition further. 

On Friday, Germany announced that it would contribute more than 2 billion kroner to CEPI.

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

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