The U.S. government has ordered another large-scale corona vaccine from the Mainz-based biotechnology company BioNTech and its pharmaceutical partner Pfizer for a planned reinforcement campaign in the fall. Namely, it is about at least 105 million doses and an agreed volume of over 3.2 billion dollars, according to the companies.
Deliveries should begin in late summer and will include vaccines for adults and children. According to Pfizer boss Albert Bourle, these are also agents that could specifically protect against newer variants of the virus such as Omicron. The deal includes the option to purchase up to an additional 195 million doses, bringing the total number of doses to 300 million.
We have reached a new procurement agreement with the US government for 105 million # COVID19 vaccine doses (30, 10 and 3µg). This may include adult Omicron customized vaccines against COVID-19, which are subject to approval by @US_FDA. The first doses are planned to be delivered at the end of the summer. pic.twitter.com/Uv9pfp8xMD
– BioNTech SE (@BioNTech_Group) June 29, 2022
It can be assumed that BioNTech will be able to conclude further contracts in the coming weeks and months. Because it is unlikely that the United States will be the only country preparing for a potential vaccination campaign.
(with material from dpa-AFX)
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