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EU Clinches Vaccine Deal With Pfizer as Doses Surge in the Bloc

  • The EU expects to receive almost 29 million vaccines this week
  • The EU concluded talks with Pfizer over 1.8 billion more doses
Vials of Covid-19 vaccine, produced by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, in cold storage at a Covid-19 vaccination center in Paris, France.

Vials of Covid-19 vaccine, produced by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, in cold storage at a Covid-19 vaccination center in Paris, France.

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

The European Union said it concluded negotiations with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE to deliver a massive supply of Covid vaccines to the bloc, adding to a surge of doses that’s clearing the way for economies to reopen and travel to begin again.

The European Commission informed member states on Wednesday about the deal, which is expected to cover 1.8 billion additional Covid doses through 2023, according to a diplomatic note seen by Bloomberg.