Questions raised over EU planning as Europe scrambles for vaccine supplies

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LONDON – The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use across the 27 EU member states, hours after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a recommendation on Tuesday (Dec 22) in favour of the vaccine.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the first batches would be shipped from the manufacturing site in the coming days for distribution across the EU.

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