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Japan will receive vaccine doses as promised, BioNTech CEO says

Pfizer partner says US factory offers alternative if EU blocks exports

Ugur Sahin, chief executive of BioNTech, says the German drugmaker will deliver COVID-19 vaccines to Japan as planned.

FRANKFURT, Germany -- BioNTech's chief executive reassured Japan on Tuesday that the German drugmaker can deliver its COVID-19 vaccine soon after the inoculation receives approval from Tokyo, which is expected as early as mid-February.

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