The additional quantity is delivered to certain border areas of the member states in order to ensure the free movement of goods and people. The president said in a statement that the goal is nothing less than fighting new versions of the Coronavirus.
Among the outbreaks, contacts refer to the Austrian province of Tyrol, the Nice region in France, the Moselle Valley, the Bolzano region in Italy, and parts of the German provinces of Bavaria and Saxony. Due to the large number of casualties in these areas, the freedom of movement of goods and people had to be restricted.
The vaccine, developed by the two pharmaceutical companies Pfizer / BioNTech, and which has so far proved to be the most effective against variants of the virus, is one of the three vaccines already authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
An additional 4 million doses of the vaccine will be delivered to member states by the end of March, distributed on the basis of population. The letter stated that the increase in vaccine shipments in March was also due to the successful expansion of production capacity in Europe since the beginning of the year.
The CEO of the German company said that Pfizer and BioNTech could increase their production capacity of a coronavirus vaccine to as much as 3 billion doses next year, depending on demand for the vaccine. To Bloomberg. Testing of the third booster vaccine has already started and work is also underway on a vaccine specifically for the mutation in South Africa. He added that the world was not prepared for a pandemic, but we knew it could happen again.
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