The European Commission has agreed a top-up to vaccine deliveries for the second quarter of the year with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this morning announced the agreement which involves an accelerated delivery of an additional 10 million doses over the next three months.
This will bring the total deliveries of this vaccine to 200 million for that quarter. Ireland’s share of that (1.1%) will be more than two million doses.
Von der Leyen said this will give member states room to manoeuvre and possibly fill gaps in deliveries.
“I know how critical Quarter 2 is for the roll-out of our vaccination strategies in member states,” she said.