(RTTNews) – Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE Monday announced that they will supply an additional 100 million doses of COMIRNATY, the companies’ COVID-19 vaccine, to the 27 European Union member states in 2021.
The agreement follows the European Commission’s decision to exercise its option to purchase an additional 100 million doses under its expanded Advanced Purchase Agreement signed on February 17.
The companies said they plan to deliver 250 million doses to the EU in the second quarter, a fourfold increase on first quarter’s agreed quantity.
Sean Marett, Chief Business and Chief Commercial Officer of BioNTech, said, “The additional 100 million doses from this option exercise will further help to support the acceleration of the vaccination campaigns throughout the EU. We now intend to deliver a total of 600 million doses to the EU this year, which covers two thirds of the EU population and represents the largest cumulative supply agreement for COMIRNATY that we have agreed to date globally.”
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