The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday the Health Ministry's proposal to acquire 1.5 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine from Sanofi and GSK.
Acquisition of 1.3 mln vaccine doses from Sanofi-GSK approved
© AFP / Scanpix

The European Commission has signed a preliminary agreement with the vaccine developers but it requires separate approval from EU member states.

Lithuania has earlier decided to buy 1.86 million doses from AstraZeneca and 1.24 million doses from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV.

Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga has said the government wants to secure enough doses to vaccinate 70 percent of the country's population.

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has said that Lithuania might have to pay up to 125 million euros for COVID-19 vaccines, but it could sell surplus doses to the Eastern Partnership countries.

In addition to the preliminary agreements with AstraZeneca, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and Sanofi-GSK, the European Commission has also concluded exploratory talks with CureVac, BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna.

The EU's executive body said on Monday that it was very close to signing a preliminary agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech for 300 million doses of their new coronavirus vaccine.

The companies announced on Monday that their jointly-developed vaccine was 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Air Baltic launches new flight from Vilnius

Air Baltic is on Tuesday launching flights between Vilnius and Kiev .

EU commissioner: Lithuania should cut other taxes if environment taxes are raised

Europe takes the view that taxes need to be balanced and if some taxes are raised, other taxes should...

Capacity at Salcininkai border checkpoint might drop for 4 days in December

The capacity of the Salcininkai international border checkpoint on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border...

Online payment business predicts double turnover for e-shops during Black Friday sale

Black Friday , one of the biggest sale campaigns across the Western world, will be slightly different...

Lithuanian airports to add more flight destinations in December

Lithuania's airports are scheduled to add more flight destinations to their schedules in September,...

Top news

Lithuania bans groups of more than 2 people also temporary stalls in stores

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday banned groups of more than two people in public places ,...

Person under-40 among COVID-19 victims

A person under the age of 40 is among the latest 28 victims of the coronavirus in Lithuania, the...

Professionals urge to be careful: an angry or anxious person can become an easy prey for fake news

As fake news ’ technologies continue to be improved, it has become easier to fall into their trap....

2109 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 2 109 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania . Overall, the country has already...

Michael Hirsh | D+ nariams

Watch out Wall Street: Biden may be coming for you

His new financial advisors include some of the toughest proponents of banking regulation from the 2008...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina