EU Secures an Additional 300 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses

A healthcare holds vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Wurzburg, Germany, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Germany is poised to extend stricter lockdown measures beyond Jan. 10 amid criticism over alleged failures in the government’s fledgling vaccination program. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg
A healthcare holds vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Wurzburg, Germany, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Germany is poised to extend stricter lockdown measures beyond Jan. 10 amid criticism over alleged failures in the government’s fledgling vaccination program. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- The European Union secured an additional 300 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

“We make sure Europeans have sufficient doses of safe & effective #COVID19 vaccines,” von der Leyen said in a Twitter post. “We now enable EU countries to buy more doses of the 1st vaccine approved in EU.”