July 28, 2020 / 4:46 PM / 12 days ago

Pfizer CEO says negotiating with EU on contract for COVID-19 vaccine - interview

FILE PHOTO: A Pfizer sign is pictured at their Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., July 22, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) is in concurrent talks with the European Union as well as several of its member states to sell them the COVID-19 vaccine candidate it is developing, Chief Executive Albert Bourla said in an interview on Tuesday.

“We are negotiating with the EU because that would be much easier. But also we are having extensive discussions with several member states, just in case we can’t find agreement with the EU,” Bourla said.

Reporting by Michael Erman and Carl O'Donnell

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