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Coronavirus: Commission concludes talks to secure future coronavirus vaccine for Europeans

Brussels, 31/07/2020 - 07:32, UNIQUE ID: 200803_3
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EU News 211/2020

The European Commission has concluded exploratory talks with a pharmaceutical company to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19. The envisaged contract with Sanofi-GSK would provide for an option for all EU Member States to purchase the vaccine. It is envisaged that, once a vaccine has proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19, the Commission would have a contractual framework in place for the purchase of 300 million doses, on behalf of all EU Member States. The Commission continues intensive discussions with other vaccine manufacturers.

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