Luxembourg has contractually agreed to purchase 1,887,605 doses of vaccine through the European Commission’s procurement procedure.
Biontech-Pfizer makes up the biggest order with 675,290 doses, followed by AstraZeneca with 415,048. It has agreed to purchase 310,649 doses of the Curevac vaccine, 276,156 doses from Johnson & Johnson and 210,462 from Moderna.
The order was made public in a response from health minister Paulette Lenert (LSAP) to a parliamentary question.
In it, Lenert wrote that in some contracts, “in case of delays or errors in delivery, the state can cancel contractual orders, reduce payments or and in any case bring an action before the courts before the European Commission,” adding: “The state will ensure that additional doses of Covid-19 vaccines are purchased to increase the available quantities of vaccine.”
Johnson & Johnson halted its European rollout following cases of blood clots forming in rare cases in patients in the US. The health ministry has however confirmed that people have started to receive the vaccine in Luxembourg.