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COVAX facility aims to boost purchases, eyes deal with Novavax – GAVI

GENEVA — The COVAX vaccine facility could purchase some 1.8 billion COVID-19 doses in 2021, some 500 million more than it had set out to purchase at the end of last year, the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Tuesday.

GAVI CEO Seth Berkley, speaking to a press conference, also said the COVAX facility hoped to finalize a deal with Novavax for 1.1 million doses in coming weeks. (Reporting by Emma Farge, Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva and Kate Kelland in London;)

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