EU to distribute 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with low and middle-income countries by end of 2021
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))
BRUSSELS, July 22 (KUNA) -- Team Europe which includes the EU, its institutions and all 27 Member States is to share 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the countries that need them most, by the end of 2021.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a press statement Thursday that: "Team Europe takes its responsibility in helping the world fight the virus, everywhere."
"Vaccination is key - that's why it is essential to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines to countries worldwide. We will be sharing more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with low and middle-income countries by the end of this year," she said.
The more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines that have been committed by Team Europe will reach their destination countries, mainly through COVAX, by the end of this year. COVAX has so far delivered 122 million doses to 136 countries, she noted. (end)
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