The European Commission has completed negotiations with the German company Biontech and the American concern Pfizer on the supply of 300 million doses of a new vaccine against Covid-19 - BNT162b2 to all the EU countries.
"Negotiations with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry have been completed. Everything regarding the contract is arranged," as the DPA agency quotes the EC representative.
It is noted that all 27 countries of the European Union will have access to the vaccine at the same time. Each state will be provided with the required number of doses in proportion to the number of the population. To develop immunity, one person needs two vaccinations.
And although Ukraine is not an official EU member, in a joint statement of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President of the European Council Charles Michel and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, on behalf of the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, it was reported that Ukraine and the EU are ready to work on its access to the vaccine against Covid-19.
“We expressed our wish to work together to ensure access to the future Covid-19 vaccine as a global commons at affordable prices. We recognized that global solidarity, cooperation, and effective multilateralism are now needed more than ever to defeat the virus, as well as to ensure a sustainable economic recovery,” the statement says.
“I want to tell the EU countries that, unfortunately, we don’t have a vaccine yet, but we want to receive it, we are prepared in terms of vaccine production. We have enterprises that are ready to help when vaccines are handed over to us. We are ready to help the EU countries in mass production of vaccines,” Zelensky said.
It was also reported that it is planned to allocate 92,500 dollars for the purchase of vaccines against coronavirus in Ukraine.