EU to receive over 1bn vaccines doses by end of September, says document


The European Union expects to receive more than 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of September from four drugmakers, a document presented to EU leaders on Friday shows.

The document, seen by Reuters and prepared by the European Commission, shows that the EU expects to get 413 million doses in the second quarter of this year, and another 529 million in the July-September period, after receiving 106 million in the first quarter.

The more than 1 billion doses total estimated by the end of September would be sufficient to immunise the entire EU population of 450 million, well beyond the EU’s initial goal of vaccinating at least 70 per cent of its adult population by the end of the summer.