At least 12 EU countries confident of July vaccine target -EU’s Breton

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At least 12 of the European Union’s 27 member states have said they are confident of being able to vaccinate 70% of their adult population by mid-July, the EU executive’s vaccine task force chief said on Tuesday.

The European Commission has set a target of inoculating 70% of the EU’s adult population by the end of this summer, banking on a big increase in vaccine deliveries to accelerate its vaccination drive.

“We are confident that we will be able to deliver enough doses but it is true also that it is up to member states to organise themselves to be ready for that,” European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton told an Irish parliamentary committee.

“Today I can tell you that I understand we have at least 12 member states who say they are fully comfortable this 70% figure. This number is increasing on a daily basis.”

He did not identify the 12 member states or say which countries were less comfortable with the 70% figure.

The European Commission has set a target of inoculating 70% of the EU’s adult population by the end of this summer, banking on a big increase in vaccine deliveries to accelerate its vaccination drive.

“We are confident that we will be able to deliver enough doses but it is true also that it is up to member states to organise themselves to be ready for that,” European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton told an Irish parliamentary committee.

“Today I can tell you that I understand we have at least 12 member states who say they are fully comfortable this 70% figure. This number is increasing on a daily basis.”

He did not identify the 12 member states or say which countries were less comfortable with the 70% figure.

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