Nationals of European Union countries could well start being vaccinated against Covid-19 at the end of the year.
This is what the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, announced: Brussels has just signed a contract with a sixth laboratory, Moderna, which covers 160 million doses.
Member States must be logistically ready.
“The first European nationals could be vaccinated before the end of December”, says European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, _ “_ and the light is finally at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are important, but what matters are vaccinations. Member States must prepare for them today “Today. We are talking about millions of syringes, the cold chain, setting up vaccination centers, the presence of qualified personnel. And all this must be prepared.”
The German company Binder is also stepping up the pace to supply many countries with specific freezers, each capable of storing up to 117,000 doses.
“It looks like a normal refrigerator”, says Peter Wimmer, vice president of Binder, “But it is the insulation that is much thicker. We can also note the presence of refrigerating materials, natural refrigerants, but there is a difference of more than 100 degrees between the inside of the freezer and the outside, and vaccines are stored in boxes “.
France should start by vaccinating the 3 million caregivers, and nearly 30 million people at risk.