EU Commission urges to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination


On: Jan 2021

Reportedly, the European Commission is imploring member states to increase the COVID-19 vaccinations in order to assure that nearly 80 percent of the most susceptible people to the virus, those who are 80 years old and more than that are vaccinated by March. In nonbinding suggestions released Tuesday, the European Commission also urged the 27 EU member stated to speed up the rollout of vaccines so that around 70 percent of the adult population across the continent is vaccinated by the end of the summer season.

The European Union has enclosed 6 vaccinations deals for over 2 million doses, with Pfizer-BioNTech, Sanofi-GSK, Moderna, CureVac, AstraZeneca-Oxford, and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. But only Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations have been finalized for use in the territory, sufficient to vaccinate 380 million people, over 80% of the whole population.

Speaking before the upcoming EU summit to talk about the coronavirus pandemic, the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen stated that after receiving enough doses, now it’s time to increase the delivery and accelerate vaccination. Von der Leyen said that we are planning to vaccinate 70% of the adult population by summer. Hence, we will consider this could be the biggest turning point in our battle against the coronavirus.

The European Commission also believes to observe almost 80% of health as well as social care experts in every European Union nation vaccinated by March. Despite the lower beginning of vaccine campaigns across the continent amid delays in the production of the shots, the vice president of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas revealed optimism that the actual targets are completely beneficial, mostly because he anticipates additional vaccinations to be allocated soon.

He said that, by the end of the first quarter, Europe will have an excellent number of doses that can be extended across the European Union. The health administrator Stella kyriakides said that the European Commission is also operating with member states to permit a vaccine certificates program to be rapidly developed across the bloc.