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EU aims to export 700 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by end-year–chief executive

/ 11:00 AM June 13, 2021
European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels

 European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium August 21, 2020. REUTERS FILE PHOT

BRUSSELS — The European Union aims to export 700 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021, the bloc’s chief executive said on Saturday.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the bloc had so far contributed 3 billion euros to COVAX – a vehicle backed by the World Health Organization to secure doses for lower-income countries – and exported 350 million shots, half of its production.

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“Our goal: 700 million doses exported by end of year,” von der Leyen wrote on Twitter from the G7 summit in the United Kingdom.

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