European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday announced a new contract to purchase up to 1.8 billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines from BioNTech-Pfizer, in a message posted on Twitter (see below).
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The contract includes a firm order for 900 million doses and an option for another 900 million.
These new deliveries, scheduled for this year and until 2023, will notably make it possible to "
adapt to new variants of the coronavirus
", but also to "
vaccinate children and adolescents
Other contracts and other vaccine technologies will follow,
” added Ursula von der Leyen.