Reuters report on the 27th, EU officials stated at an internal meeting that before the end of 2022, only a small part of the EU population can be vaccinated against the new coronavirus, but only if an effective vaccine is available.
At present, EU governments are still divided on vaccination plans.
According to the report, although the European Union, which has 27 member states and a population of 450 million people, has signed orders with three drugmakers to purchase more than 1 billion doses of potential new coronavirus vaccines, the above warning was issued.
In addition, the EU is also negotiating with other companies to book orders for another 1 billion doses of vaccine.
As the world is stepping up research and development of new coronavirus vaccines, experts warn that not every potential vaccine can be proven effective.
Covid-19 Vaccine in Europe
A person attending the meeting revealed that at a closed-door meeting held on the 26th, European Commission officials told EU diplomats that “there is no sufficient dose of the new crown virus vaccine for all the EU population before the end of 2021.”
Another An official confirmed this statement. A spokesperson for the European Commission did not immediately comment.
Previously, the European Commission stated in early October that there is still no effective new coronavirus vaccine, but the first batch of vaccines may be available early next year.