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EU starts mass vaccination campaign

Source : 112 Ukraine

France, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria and Spain start vaccinations today
14:19, 27 December 2020

AFP

European Union nations have kicked off a campaign of mass vaccination of the population. This was reported by the press service of the European Commission.

Vaccination would start across the EU on 27, 28, and 29 December 2020. France, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Spain are starting vaccinations today.

Related: European Commission published text of agreement with Britain on Brexit

The European Commission noted that vaccination is the only way to overcome Covid-19 and return to normal life.

"A safe and effective vaccine is our best chance to beat coronavirus and return to our normal lives," the EC noted.

On December 21, the EU approved the use of the Pfizer/BionTech vaccine.

Yesterday, December 26, Hungary and Slovakia were the first EU countries to start mass vaccination of the population.

As we reported earlier, the mass vaccination against coronavirus in Ukraine might start in February 2021. However, it depends on how fast the vaccine is supplied.

According to the Health Minister of Ukraine, in the first quarter of 2021, 8 million doses of vaccine should be supplied to Ukraine. Stepanov noted that the vaccines will be supplied in Ukraine in tranches. The first tranche will make 2 million doses. However, the Health Ministry is currently working on the increase of quota twice, from 8 million doses to 16 million doses.  The minister added that the Medical Procurements of Ukraine is appointed as the operator that will hold a technical function on the purchase and supply of the vaccines.

Related: All EU countries receive Covid-19 vaccine, vaccination starts tomorrow

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