Almost four times as many vaccine doses for the EU
At the press conference following the European Council video conference on 25 March, Chancellor Angela Merkel made it clear that vaccination is the way out of the COVID-19 crisis. This was thus the focus of the Council’s discussions regarding a common approach to tackling the pandemic.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, updated the heads of state and government on the latest delivery pledges of manufacturers for the April-June period. BioNTech-Pfizer has pledged to supply 200 million doses to the EU, Moderna 35 million, AstraZeneca 70 million and Johnson & Johnson 55 million. This is allowing for AstraZeneca to fall well short of its original commitment to deliver 180 doses of vaccine in the second quarter.
Almost 70 million doses for Germany
Under the EU’s complex distribution formula, Germany can expect to receive almost 70 million doses of vaccine in the second quarter. You will find the latest, more detailed information here.
The Commission President stressed that the EU is working together to ensure that Europeans obtain a fair share of vaccine.