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EU takes up option to buy 150 million more Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) - The European Union has decided to take up an option under a supply contract with drugmaker Moderna that allows the bloc to order 150 million additional COVID-19 vaccines produced by the U.S. biotech firm, the EU Commission said on Tuesday.

The doses will be delivered next year, the EU executive said in a statement. The additional shots are part of a contract for 300 million doses, of which half have already been ordered by the 27-nation bloc. (Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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