EU Has Enough Vaccines for Group Immunity in July

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The European Union will have enough corona vaccines in July to vaccinate 70 percent of its adult residents, the European Commission says.

 

That’s enough to ensure that the epidemic goes out, experts expect.

The vaccination campaign got off to a slow start in the EU, says chairman Ursula von der Leyen on a visit to Pfizer’s vaccine factory in Puurs, Belgium. But now, according to her, it is running at full speed.

The German already set the goal that 70 percent of EU citizens must have had an injection by the end of the summer. According to Von der Leyen, the supply of vaccines will certainly not be the result.

The EU is increasingly relying more heavily on the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech, made in Puurs. Von der Leyen expects to finalize a new large order with the manufacturer in the coming days.

The EU wants to buy 1.8 billion doses for the next two years, to initiate ‘refresher shots’ if necessary and tackle new virus variants. An initiate reports to Reuters news agency that the deal has even been finalized.

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