Figures on vaccination

  • Vaccines 51.5 million doses delivered in the EU
  • Vaccines 29.2 million doses administered in the EU  

Latest update: 26 February 2021. Source: Vaccine producers and the ECDC data

Highlights

Information about vaccination in the EU

 

 

Securing doses of future vaccines

The European Commission has been negotiating intensely to build a diversified portfolio of vaccines for EU citizens at fair prices. Contracts have been concluded with 6 promising vaccine developers, securing a portfolio of more than 2.6 billion doses.

Deliveries of vaccine doses to European Union countries have increased steadily since December. Vaccination gathers pace across the European Union.

The Commission has so far given 3 conditional marketing authorisations for the vaccines developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca following EMA positive assessment of their safety and efficacy. Several other vaccines are at different stages of assessment by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

The Commission is working closely with the industry to step up vaccine manufacturing capacity in the EU.

At the same time, the Commission has started work to anticipate and tackle new variants of the virus and to rapidly develop and produce on a large-scale vaccines effective against those variants.

This is why the European Commission has launched the HERA Incubator. It will bring together science, industry and public authorities, to speed up work and leverage all available resources to enable Europe to respond to this threat.

 

  • 2.6 billion doses

Company 

Type of vaccine

Number of doses

(needed per person)

Number of doses

(secured)

Status
BioNTech and Pfizer mRNA 2 doses 600 million Approved
Moderna mRNA 2 doses 460 million Approved
CureVac mRNA 2 doses 405 million Development ongoing
AstraZeneca adenovirus 2 doses 400 million Approved
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals adenovirus 1 dose 400 million Under evaluation by EMA
Sanofi-GSK protein 2 doses 300 million Development ongoing

The Commission has also concluded exploratory talks with

  • Novavax with a view to purchasing up to 200 million doses, and
  • Valneva with a view to purchase up to 60 million doses.

Safety reports

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) released on 29 January its first safety update on a COVID-19 vaccine — Comirnaty, a vaccine produced by BioNTech and Pfizer. It concluded that safety data collected on Comirnaty use in vaccination campaigns was consistent with the known safety profile of the vaccine, and no new side effects were identified.

  • Reports of suspected severe allergic reaction have not identified new aspects regarding the nature of this known side effect.
  • No specific safety concern has been identified for vaccine use in frail elderly individuals. 
  • Its benefits in preventing COVID-19 continue to outweigh any risks, and there are no recommended changes regarding the use of the vaccine.

More information about this vaccine

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The EU vaccine strategy

With the EU Vaccine Strategy, the EU is supporting efforts to accelerate the development and availability of safe and effective vaccines in a timeframe between 12 and 18 months, if not earlier. Delivering on this complex task requires running clinical trials in parallel with investing in production capacity to be able to produce millions, or even billions, of doses of a successful vaccine.

The EU vaccine strategy

Hear from the experts

Peter Piot, virologist

Peter Piot, virologist

 

 

Dr Frank Ulrich Montgomery,
President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors

 

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