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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
Agreement provides option for European Union Member States to secure up to 200 million additional doses for a total of up to 400 million doses
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the European Commission (EC), acting on behalf of the European Union (EU) Member States, has approved an Advance Purchase Agreement in which the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will supply 200 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to EU Member States following approval or authorization from regulators. The EU Member States also have the option to secure up to 200 million additional doses.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten communities worldwide and we have a responsibility to ensure access to our COVID-19 vaccine as soon as