EU's Von Der Leyen says Astrazeneca will deliver 9 million more vaccine doses

© Reuters. European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen addresses European lawmakers, in Brussels

(Reuters) – EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen said on Sunday Astrazeneca Plc (LON:) will deliver 9 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses in the first quarter, making a total of 40 million doses to Europe.

Astrazeneca will start deliveries one week earlier than scheduled, Von Der Leyen said on twitter.

“The company will also expand its manufacturing capacity in Europe,” she said.

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