EU reaches milestone of 100 million vaccinations


Over 100 million vaccines have been administered in the European Union as of Wednesday, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced during a statement.

Of these vaccinations, more than a quarter are second doses, which means that more than 27 million Europeans have been fully vaccinated.

“I am happy to say that today we reached a target of 100 million vaccinations in the European Union. This is a milestone that we can be proud of,” said von der Leyen.

During the statement, she also announced that vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and BioNTech will bring forward their delivery of 50 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine for the continent to April.

“These doses were initially foreseen for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2021, but now they will become available in the second quarter. This will bring the total doses delivered by the companies to 250 million in the second quarter,” said von der Leyen.