Latvia could get more Pfizer vaccines

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Latvia, Austria, the Czech Republic and a number of other European Union (EU) countries could receive extra Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccines against Covid-19 in the near future, Latvian Radio reported March 17.

This is in order to compensate the shortage that has occurred due to not ordering all available vaccines earlier, in autumn, when the initial procurement was made. Such a recommendation was made by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

The final decision has yet to be taken by the representatives of the Member States.

However, according to politicians, the decision on granting a proportionally higher number of vaccines to Latvia and a further five countries has already been taken, Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission, also said this in an interview to Latvian Radio.

“You may already know that Pfizer”/“ BioNTech” will deliver an additional 10 million doses of vaccine. They will be used to fill the shortage that has occurred in six Member States, including your country, Latvia, and the country I know best – Croatia,” said Šuica.

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