EU announces latest Covid vaccine contract with Moderna

EU announces latest Covid-19 vaccine contract with Moderna

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The European Union said Tuesday it would sign a sixth contract to reserve doses of an upcoming coronavirus vaccine, this time for up to 160 million from US giant Moderna.

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"According to the results of clinical trials, this vaccine could be highly effective against Covid-19. Once the vaccine is indeed proven as safe and effective, every member state will receive it at the same time on a pro rata basis," European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said.