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First EU-approved COVID-19 vaccines delivered to all EU countries

14:35, 26 December 2020
First EU-approved COVID-19 vaccines delivered to all EU countries Photo: Komsomolskaya Pravda/Global Look Press

All European countries have already received the first drugs for vaccination approved in the European Union, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen tweeted.


The COVID-19 vaccine has been delivered to all EU states, she said.

Von der Leyen noted that the EU would have the opportunity to get vaccinated from December 27.

Following a positive assessment from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Commission released a vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech. According to the Commission chief, this drug will be available to all EU countries simultaneously and on single terms. The cost of the vaccination was not disclosed.

The EC earlier signed contracts with several companies, ensuring the supply of vaccines against coronavirus to European countries if they turn out to be safe and effective. These include Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi-GSK, CureVac, Moderna.

With a population of 450 million people, more than 2 billion doses will be delivered under the contract.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that Russia authorized the use of the Sputnik V vaccine for people over 60.