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EU agrees accelerated delivery of Pfizer vaccine

The European Commission announced on Tuesday it reached an agreement with BioNTech and Pfizer to speed up the delivery of 10 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to the bloc in the second quarter of 2021. The additional doses would be drawn up from the option of 100 million doses foreseen for the second half of 2021.

"I know how critical Quarter 2 is for the rollout of our vaccination strategies in the Member States. These accelerated 10 million doses will bring the total doses of BioNTech-Pfizer in Quarter 2 up to over 200 million," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated. "It gives Member States room to maneuver and possibly fill gaps in deliveries," she added.

The agreement between the European Union and the companies still needs to be approved by member states.

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