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EU Commission arranges vaccine extra doses supply for possible revaccination

Source : 112 Ukraine

Contracts are signed with BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna
12:38, 4 August 2021

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The European Commission of the European Union has agreed with some vaccine manufacturers on the supply of new doses in case of necessity for revaccination of the population. This was announced by the EU Commission spokesperson Arianna Podesta at a briefing in Brussels, as Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"A third dose may be needed. And this is one of the reasons we signed another contract with BioNTech-Pfizer in May for 1.8 billion doses. If those doses prove necessary, we want to be ready," she said.

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The spokesperson noted that for the same reason, another 150 million doses were included in addition to the contract with Moderna. Podesta said the European Commission is awaiting a decision from the European Medicines Agency.

As it was reported earlier, Israel, Great Britain, and Germany have already announced that they are planning to start revaccination of the population. The main reason is the new wave of the Delta coronavirus strain.

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