EU plans for ‘bumpy’ vaccine production | The Guardian Nigeria News


The EU has taken “bumpy” Covid-19 vaccine production into account in its plan to ramp up deliveries in coming months, the head of its supply task force said Tuesday.

Thierry Breton, the bloc’s industry commissioner, told a news conference the EU’s vaccine strategy should this week be augmented with the addition of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine.

He said that approval would be “within the next, hopefully, days or hours,” and would bring the number of vaccines in use across the 27 member states to four, on top of ones from BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

Breton reaffirmed the commission’s goal of greatly increasing deliveries in the coming three months, after a disappointing vaccination rollout started in January that faltered because of a lack of doses.

“I am confident that we will make it. But it’s difficult. It’s bumpy. And this is why we have this task force,” he said.

Breton said the bloc received only 14 million doses in January, 28 million in February and…

Source: Guardian Newspaper