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Pfizer has told EU it can still make vaccine deliveries in 1st qtr, Von der Leyen says

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief executive said on Friday she had spoken to Pfizer and been reassured that scheduled COVID-19 vaccine deliveries will be made in the first quarter of 2021, despite current delays.

“Like many of you, I got the news today that Pfizer announced delays, I immediately called the CEO of Pfizer … he reassured me that all guaranteed doses of the first quarter will be delivered in the first quarter,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told a news conference.

(Reporting by Brussels newsroom)

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