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COVID vaccine: von der Leyen reveals EU will have access to 400M doses by June

The EU will have access to around 400 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of June, Ursula von der Leyen has told MEPs.

That means if no other vaccines are obtained in the meantime, there will only be enough doses to inoculate fewer than half of the EU’s 447 million population. Vaccines so far approved in the EU require two jabs for full protection.

The European Commission president, who has come been criticised over the EU’s slow rollout, told MEPs there would be around 100 million jabs made available in the first quarter of this year, followed by 300 million in the following three months.

She told them the figure of expected doses was «not enough» and warned of a «bumpy road» ahead.

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