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Europe: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

 

European Medicines Agency
News & Press Releases
News: EMA issues advice on use of sotrovimab (VIR-7831) for treating COVID-19 (new)
CHMP, Last updated: 21/05/2021

 

News: Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 17-20 May 2021 (new)
CHMP, Last updated: 21/05/2021

 

News: More flexible storage conditions for BioNTech/Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine (new)
CHMP, Last updated: 17/05/2021

 

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en
Latest Updates
ECDC releases new dashboard on SARS-CoV-2 variants
News – 19 May 2021
A new dashboard released by ECDC now provides an overview of the proportion of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants of interest among sequenced samples in European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries, as well as sequencing volumes. It complements the data published in ECDC’s weekly country overview report.
Data are sourced from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) (weekly reports submitted to ECDC by countries) and the GISAID EpiCoV database (extracted weekly). The maps within the dashboard will be updated every Thursday afternoon, and the data behind the dashboard are available to download.

 

European Commission
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/home/en
News
Statement 21 May 2021
Statement by President von der Leyen following the Global Health Summit

Press release 21 May 2021
Team Europe launches new financing platform to support health security and resilience in Africa

Speech 21 May 2021
Speech by Commissioner Reynders on the provisional political agreement on the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Press release 21 May 2021
Global leaders adopt agenda to overcome COVID-19 crisis and avoid future pandemics
Leaders of the G20 committed today to a series of actions to accelerate the end of the COVID-19 crisis everywhere and better prepare for future pandemics, at a summit co-hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi,.

Press release 21 May 2021
€1 billion Team Europe initiative on manufacturing and access to vaccines, medicines and health technologies in Africa
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced today at the G20 Global Health Summit in Rome a Team Europe initiative on manufacturing and access to vaccines, medicines and health technologies in Africa.

Press release 20 May 2021
EU Digital COVID Certificate: European Parliament and Council reach agreement on Commission proposal
The Commission welcomes today’s provisional political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the Regulation governing the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Press release 20 May 2021
Coronavirus: Commission signs a third contract with BioNTech-Pfizer for an additional 1.8 billion doses
Today, the European Commission signed a third contract with the pharmaceutical companies BioNTech and Pfizer.