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Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands sign a contract for a coronavirus vaccine for the EU

June 14, 2020

Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands have signed a contract to supply 300 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The vaccine will be available to all EU countries.

According to the EU Ministry of Health, all EU countries can join the contract, which stated that the vaccine could at best be available by the end of this year.

The contract provides for the distribution of doses in proportion to the population as soon as they are available. “In order for vaccines to be available in large quantities and very quickly after their approval this year or next, the production capacity must already be guaranteed by contract,” said the ministry.

Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands sign a contract for a coronavirus vaccine for the EUGermany, France, Italy and the Netherlands sign a contract for a coronavirus vaccine for the EU

“Vaccines are already guaranteed in many countries around the world, but not yet in Europe,” said Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn. “The rapid coordination of a group of Member States will add value to all EU citizens in the face of this crisis. Together with the Commission, we want to be faster and stronger in future negotiations,” he added.