EU will start COVID-19 vaccination from December 27
EU will start COVID-19 vaccination from December 27, 2020. According to Reuters, European Commission President Von der Lein said through social media on the 17th that after the European Medicines Agency approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccines, EU member states will begin to vaccinate the people with the COVID-19 vaccine on December 27.
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Von der Lein said that EU member states will start delivering and vaccinating the COVID-19 vaccine on December 27, 28 and 29. According to reports, the European Medicines Agency has advanced the expert evaluation meeting to be held on the 21st to quickly evaluate the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and the German biotech company.
On the 17th, German Chancellor Merkel, Minister of Health Span and two senior executives of the German Biotech Company held a video conference. Spann pointed out that Germany has established about 440 vaccination centers and assigned about 10,000 medical staff to prepare for mass vaccination.
On the same day, the Italian Ministry of Health also announced that it will start the COVID-19 vaccination plan on the 27th. On the same day, the Italian government’s cabinet and the regional government held a video conference on epidemic prevention and control, listening to the opinions of local governments on epidemic prevention measures during Christmas and New Year, and drafting the distribution plan of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in each region.
French Prime Minister Castel revealed on the 16th that France is expected to receive 1.16 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before the 30th, and 2.3 million doses in the first two months of next year. According to the French public health department’s vaccination plan, the elderly living in nursing homes will be vaccinated from January to February next year; the scope of vaccination will be expanded from March to June next year to achieve 14 million to 15 million vaccinations. France has a population of approximately 70 million, and approximately 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been booked.