On December 27th Covid vaccination will start across the EU

European Medicines Agency greenlight expected in coming days

FILE PHOTO: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presents the EU executive's economic response to the coronavirus epidemic, in Brussels, Belgium March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced today that on 27, 28 and 29 December anti-Covid vaccination will start across the EU.

The Belgian politician made the announcement through twitter where she said, “It’s Europe’s moment. On 27, 28 and 29 December vaccination will start across the EU. We protect our citizens together. We are #StrongerTogether #EUvaccinationdays.” The tweet follows an earlier announcement in which the Members of the European Parliament showed their support for the speedy authorisation of safe vaccines. The statement was following a meeting with Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas during which the Commission’s COVID-19 strategy was presented.

According to the presented strategy, the Commission is ready to formally authorise the first vaccine on 23 December, if the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gives the green light. The BioNTech/Pfizer is expected to be approved by the EMA on 21 December.

The MEPs applauded the thorough and independent authorisation process, adopted by the EU to COVID-19 vaccines. The representatives also condemned the misinformation about these vaccines that is circulating on social networks.

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