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EU's marathon COVID vaccination drive off to uneven start By Reuters

EU's marathon COVID vaccination drive off to uneven start By Reuters
EU's marathon COVID vaccination drive off to uneven start

5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine by New Year's Day, with distribution of 200 million doses across its 27 member countries to be completed by next September.Maria Asuncion Ojeda, a resident at Madrid's Ballesol Parque Almansa nursing home, was still delighted to be an early recipient of the Pfizer vaccine.An official familiar with vaccine distribution in Germany said that each of the 16 German federal states had received 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine ahead of the weekend start of the inoculation drive.An official from the German health ministry replied that Berlin had signed a separate deal for 30 million extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Talks are under way to agree on the delivery of an optional further 100 million doses under the contract sealed with the two companies, the EU said."BioNTech said that the vaccine was probably okay, but 'probably okay' is not enough," he told Reuters TV.

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