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BioNTech to Send Covid Vaccine Production Units to Africa

  • Vaccine maker says shipping container plan to expand supplies
  • Each facility could produce as much as 50 million doses a year
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BioNTech SE, the German company that developed a Covid-19 shot with Pfizer Inc., plans to send vaccine production units in shipping containers to Africa and other regions left behind during the pandemic.

The initial facility is expected to arrive in Africa in the second half of this year, with manufacturing starting about 12 months after delivery, the company said Wednesday. Each one would be able to produce as much as 50 million doses a year of its Covid messenger RNA vaccine, for example, and could produce shots against other diseases as well.