Ursula von der Leyen (Photo Credits: Twitter)
Brussels, 24 April: Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, has extended the vaccinations date for nearly two months to about 70 percent of the European Union’s (EU) adult population. According to the Xinhua news agency’s report on Friday, von der Leyen visited the Pfizer plant in Puers, Belgium from where the main vaccine used so far has been produced in the European Union, adding that the target is now the last of July While earlier it was estimated to achieve the target by September.
“With the efforts of BioNotech-Pfizer and the rapid delivery of their vaccines, I now believe that we will have sufficient doses to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population in the European Union in July.” He said that this work would be done well with the participation of two ‘strong and reliable suppliers’. He expressed satisfaction that “the European Union’s vaccination campaign is in the right direction.” He said his commission would conclude an agreement with BioNotech and Pfizer to supply 1.8 billion additional vaccine doses for 2022 and 2023. Also read: America: America is working closely with India on ways to deal with Kovid-19 crisis – White House
He said at a press conference, “We will conclude this in the next days. It will secure the dose needed to deliver booster shots to increase our immunity against the virus. It will be a vaccine adapted to avoid variants.” Von der Leyen Said that the European Medicine Agency has approved increasing the site’s production capacity by 20 percent, making it one of Europe’s largest vaccine fill and finish sites.