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The government will buy an additional 35 million vaccines from Pfizer

The government will buy an additional 35 million vaccines from Pfizer

According to the newspaper, a deal worth around £1 billion could be announced this week. But as the Times adds, A new batch of vaccines is about a fifth more expensive From previous British government orders from Pfizer – the price of a dose is expected to be around £22, up from £18 so far. In recent days, the media reported that Pfizer Raises vaccine prices due to increased global demand.

The newspaper added that the British government is concerned about a possible shortage of vaccines after the European Union ordered 900 million doses to be ordered over the next two years.

Health Minister Sajid Javid confirmed on Tuesday that the additional order is in part related to the planned start of the third dose for some people. Vaccines should be offered to all people over 50 years of age, as well as those under that age who, due to other conditions, are particularly susceptible to the severe course of Covid-19. As expected, Javid is expected to provide details of when and in what order they will be presented in the coming days.

Meanwhile, as reported on Wednesday, 29,612 new coronavirus infections were detected in the past 24 hours and 104 deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded. This means an increase in newly discovered infections in terms of the balance from Tuesday (by 6000) and last week (by 300), but a decrease in the number of new deaths – by 42 compared to Tuesday and by 15 compared to the previous Wednesday.

Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 6.15 million infections have been detected in the UK, resulting in 130,607 deaths.

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