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EU Strikes Deal With Moderna to Speed German Vaccine Supply

  • Germany addressing sudden shortage amid booster shot campaign
  • Health minister says he’s seeking doses from European partners
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The European Union brokered a deal to expedite deliveries of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to countries like Germany that are experiencing temporary shortages as they try to accelerate inoculation and ward off the omicron variant.

Moderna Inc. agreed to bring forward delivery of 10 million doses to Germany in December, enough for 20 million boosters, the European Commission said Thursday. The company will also provide 25 million extra shots to Germany in the first quarter of 2022.