European Commission President Ursula von der Lehn said on Friday that the European Commission is signing a new contract with BioNTech/Pfizer to deliver 1.8 billion doses of the drug between 2021-2023. The contract will be concluded in the next few days. .
After visiting Pfizer’s laboratory in Poole, Belgium, von der Leyen said: “The contract will be signed in the next few days.” The Prime Minister of Belgium, Alexander De Croo, joined her. working in the office.
The chairman of the committee noted that more than 150 million doses have been delivered to the European Union this week, of which 123 million doses have been administered. In terms of covid-19 vaccination, this puts the European Union in third place in the world, after the United States and China.
von der Leyen added that most of these dosages are produced by BioNTech/Pfizer, and the product has proven to be a “strong and reliable partner”.
She is confident that 70% of the adult population in the EU will be vaccinated as early as July.
von der Leyen said that through a new contract with BioNTech/Pfizer to increase the dose, the EU will be able to combat new variants of the virus, and if necessary and safe, children and adolescents can also be vaccinated.
This will be the third contract signed between the committee and the two companies. 600 million doses have been ordered in the first two contracts.