The New Paper

December 28, 2020

EU begins coronavirus vaccine distribution

The EU began distributing the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Saturday after approving the drug for its 27 member states last week. The mass vaccination program follows earlier approvals in the UK and US, where distribution began this month. The EU has ordered 300M doses of the vaccine to date, enough for 150M people (given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two doses).

Extra: EU officials are expected to meet in January to consider approving Moderna’s vaccine (which was approved by US regulators last week).
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