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EU wants to buy more COVID vaccines

Saudi Press Agency

Friday 1442/2/1 - 2020/09/18

BRUSSELS, Sep 18, 2020, SPA -- The European Union wants to raise more money to shore up its supplies of potential COVID-19 vaccines after estimating that the number of shots available next year around the world might fall short of demand, two EU sources said.

The EU executive, the European Commission, told a meeting of EU ambassadors last week that it was "trying to be pragmatic as the total number of vaccines that could be produced globally next year is 2.4 billion," one of the EU sources told Reuters.

The WHO scheme, called COVAX, wants to secure 2 billion doses by the end of 2021.

--SPA
16:14 LOCAL TIME 13:14 GMT
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