A health care worker fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as California reveals eligibility to all residents 16 and older during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Chula Vista, California on April 15, 2021.
Mike Blake | Reuters
Sanofi will fill and package millions of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines from September to meet demand for the US drugmaker’s recordings, the French company announced on Monday.
Sanofi said it would help deliver up to 200 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine to its Ridgefield facility in New Jersey. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
The deal is Sanofi’s third such agreement this year. In January, Sanofi promised to ship more than 125 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech starting this summer.
A month later, it was said to be filling and completing vials of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine at the rate of about 12 million doses per month.
Sanofi said it was still working on developing two Covid-19 vaccines, one in collaboration with the UK’s GlaxoSmithkline, which had started new clinical trials after disappointing early-stage results last year, and another with the US company Translate Bio.