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Vaccination campaign in Europe and aid to the Balkans
Written by SOT.COM.AL 4 Maj 2021
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said a quarter of European Union residents currently receive the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Following a slow start to the vaccination campaign, the EU has accelerated the pace of immunization as vaccine supplies to the 27-member bloc have increased in recent weeks.
"Vaccination has accelerated in the European Union. "We have exceeded the figure of 150 million vaccinations", wrote on the social network Twitter Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen. "A quarter of Europeans have taken the first dose. "We will have enough doses to vaccinate 70% of adults in the EU by July."
The European Union has begun distributing EU-funded coronavirus vaccines across the Balkans, where China and Russia have been supplying much-needed vaccines to the region for months.
The European Commission announced last month that 651,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine would be shipped to Serbia, Bosnia, northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo. Deliveries will be weekly from May to August.
The vaccines are funded by a 70m-euro package, which was approved by the Commission in December. Most Balkan countries have failed to provide vaccines, with the exception of Serbia, which has launched a successful vaccination campaign, mainly due to large deliveries of Chinese Sinophram vaccine and Russian Sputnik V./voa vaccine.