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For March, the EU promises four million more vaccines

And all of those anti-covid doses will come from BioNTech / Pfizer. The announcement of this increase in deliveries was made on Wednesday by the President of the European Commission.

And all of those anti-covid doses will come from BioNTech / Pfizer. The announcement of this increase in deliveries was made on Wednesday by the President of the European Commission.

(pj with AFP) – While all member states are in the race for anti-covid vaccination, Ursula von der Leyen has just signed an agreement with the BioNTech-Pfizer laboratory for the supply of four million additional doses of her vaccine to EU countries. And, word of the President of the European Commission, these doses will be available “Before the end of the month»In addition to the deliveries already planned, and distributed in proportion to the population of the Member States. Is 5,600 more doses expected for Luxembourg.

“This will help Member States in their efforts to contain the spread of new variants” of the virus and will help “restore the free movement of goods and people,” said von der Leyen. The Commission expresses concern about several ‘hot spots’ in the EU for contamination, such as ‘Tyrol in Austria, Nice and Moselle in France, Bolzano in Italy and parts of Bavaria and Saxony in Germany’ .

The information arrives then in the Grand Duchy, agreement was given so that the anti-covid formula developed by AstraZeneca is possibly granted to any volunteer for vaccination, whatever their age. The Luxembourg vaccine campaign having already made it possible to administer 47,515 doses (14,277 people who received the two recommended doses).

The Commission announced in early February that it would expect the delivery of around 55 million doses in March. This figure remains relevant, knowing that the Union is counting on an increase in vaccine deliveries in the second quarter of 2021, with 300 million doses, or 100 million per month on average. Estimates that were unveiled on Monday in the German press by Ursula von der Leyen herself.

AstraZeneca has pledged to deliver 180 million doses to Europeans in the second quarter, while Pfizer-BioNTech must deliver at least 75 million according to an additional agreement signed with Brussels, in addition to unknown volumes included in the first contract. The figures for Moderna are not known.

Three vaccines have already been approved by the EU (Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca) and that of Johnson & Johnson should receive the green light from Brussels in March.


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