Covid-19 vaccine supplier to double deliveries to Denmark

Covid-19 vaccine supplier to double deliveries to Denmark
The first batch of Pfizer vaccines in transport in Copenhagen in December 2020. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix
Denmark is to receive over 200,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 weekly from April onwards.

The boosted delivery numbers were initially reported by newspaper Berlingske and have since been confirmed to news wire Ritzau by the State Serum Institute, Denmark’s national infectious disease agency.

The exact weekly delivery of doses from April onwards will be 202,410. That is more than double the current amount of doses Denmark receives from Pfizer.

Around 80,730 doses from Pfizer will arrive in Denmark in the first week of March, with that increasing to 87,750 doses for the rest of the month.

No figures had been previously released for expected delivery of Pfizer doses to Denmark in April, but the vaccination calendar released last week by the Danish Health Authority projects over two million doses to arrive in the country next month. The calendar does not state which companies are expected to supply the doses.

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Pfizer Denmark told Berlingske it was “pleased and proud to be able to significantly increase deliveries in April”.

“This is partly due to the upgrade we made at our Belgian factory in (January) and which briefly resulted in us delivering fewer doses. In total, we have pledged to deliver 500 million vaccine doses to the EU in 2021,” Pfizer Denmark CEO Lars Møller told Berlingske.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was the first to be approved for use in the EU and was rolled out in Denmark on December 27th.

It is also the vaccine Denmark uses the most, according to official data from SSI, which shows that around three quarters of Covid-19 vaccinations in Denmark have used the Pfizer jab.

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