Vaccination is gaining speed across the EU: we have just passed 150 million vaccinations.— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) May 4, 2021
A quarter of all Europeans have had their first dose.
We'll have enough doses for vaccinating 70% of EU adults in July. pic.twitter.com/j5ZdOukSrg
Earlier, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus claimed that the Covax initiative will need a further $ 35-45 billion over the course of next year to ensure most adults are immunised. According to him, the global situation with the distribution of vaccines is still extremely uneven. More than 49 million vaccine doses have been delivered through Covax so far. Covax is co-led by the WHO, the Global Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi), with the UN children's fund, Unicef, as key implementation partner. Sweden is the latest country to donate to that pot, pledging one million AstraZeneca doses in early May.
Meanwhile, the U.S. government allowed the use of vaccine from Pfizer company to inoculate the children aged from 12 to 15. The vaccination is supposed to begin already this week.