In a letter to the Dutch parliament, Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge confirmed the European Commission's completion of a contract with Janssen Pharmaceuticals which guarantees the delivery of 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union (EU) member states. The Netherlands plans to purchase at least 7 million doses of the vaccine from Janssen Pharmaceuticals when it is available.
The contract sets out legal conditions regarding EU member states reselling doses of the vaccine to other countries in the EU or donating doses to vulnerable countries.
Press release - Parliament of the Netherlands (in Dutch)
News article - NOS (in Dutch)