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Ramping Up Its COVID Response, EU Will Buy Up To 1.8B Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine

The agreement provides a significant boost to the European Union's goal of getting 70% of adults vaccinated. Currently, around a quarter of the bloc's population is vaccinated.
A firefighter administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center near Paris on Monday. The European Union has signed a deal to buy as many as 1.8 billion doses. Source: Bertrand Guay

The European Union and Pfizer-BioNTech have signed a deal for up to 1.8 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The bloc's biggest contract to date would cover its entire population, marking a significant ramp up in its fight against the

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