EU's Von Der Leyen says Astrazeneca will deliver 9 million more vaccine doses

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen addresses European lawmakers during the presentation of the programme of activities of the Portuguese Presidency on a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, January 20, 2021. Francisco Seco/Pool via REUTERS

(Reuters) – EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen said on Sunday Astrazeneca Plc will deliver 9 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses in the first quarter, making a total of 40 million doses to Europe.

Astrazeneca will start deliveries one week earlier than scheduled, Von Der Leyen said on twitter.

“The company will also expand its manufacturing capacity in Europe,” she said.

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