EU ORDERS 300 MILLION MORE BIONTECH-PFIZER VACCINE DOSES

The European Commission has wrapped up a deal to receive another 300 million doses of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, a spokesperson told several news agencies Monday. 

The EU reached a deal with Pfizer in November for 300 million doses and in January negotiated a preliminary deal for another 300 million. 

An EU official told Reuters that the bloc would receive 200 million doses of the vaccine in 2021. The timeline for the other 100 million was still unclear. 

The EU has been under pressure since vaccine suppliers, including Pfizer, delayed delivery of promised doses.