By Chris Wack

 

Moderna Inc. said European Union and European Economic Area countries were in an agreement to donate doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine that they have purchased under the EU Vaccines Strategy to COVAX on an ongoing basis for delivery in 2021.

The company said that this initiative, led by France, Sweden, and Norway, is expected to enable the donation of more than 70 million doses of Moderna vaccine in 2021, including an initial donation of 15 million doses by France and 40 million doses by Germany.

The agreement says that donations of Moderna vaccine by EU and EEA countries to COVAX will be directed to the 92 Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment low- and middle-income countries. COVAX is a global initiative co-led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations; and the World Health Organization to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines for all countries, regardless of income levels.

 

Write to Chris Wack at chris.wack@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

November 16, 2021 08:04 ET (13:04 GMT)

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