Austria has ordered several million additional doses of the Covid vaccination from Biontech / Pfizer. The government will use the full share of the European Commission’s second pre-emption contract for 200 million cans. The corresponding decision was made on Wednesday in the Council of Ministers, Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens) announced in a broadcast. “With that we get an additional 3.8 million cans in Austria.”
“This total amount serves as an acceleration factor, since a large part of this amount will only be delivered in the second and third quarter of 2021 if the maximum possible total amount is used. In addition to the 200 million cans, the EU also has the option of Another option is to call up an additional 100 million Biontech Pfizer cans, which means a further 1.9 million cans for Austria, by the fourth quarter of 2021 at the latest, “reported Anschober.