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

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.

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.

(Image credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images)

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