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

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

 

 

European Medicines Agency
News & Press Releases
News: EMA starts evaluating use of COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty in children aged 5 to 11 (new)
CHMP, Last updated: 18/10/2021

 

 

News: New manufacturing sites and new formulation approved for COVID-19 vaccine from BioNTech/Pfizer (new)
CHMP, Last updated: 18/10/2021

 

 

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en
Latest Updates
Publication
COVID-19 surveillance guidance – Transition from COVID-19 emergency surveillance to routine surveillance of respiratory pathogens
Technical report – 18 Oct 2021

 

 

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Accessed 23 Oct 2021
https://vaccinetracker.ecdc.europa.eu/public/extensions/COVID-19/vaccine-tracker.html#uptake-tab

 

 

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European Commission
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/home/en
Questions and answers 22 October 2021
Questions and answers on the list of 10 candidate COVID-19 therapeutics
Vaccination is our primary tool to protect against infection, severe disease and hospitalisation and ultimately to put an end the pandemic.

Press release 22 October 2021
European Health Union: Commission establishes portfolio of 10 most promising treatments for COVID-19
Delivering on a key action from the EU Strategy on COVID-19 Therapeutics, the Commission is today establishing a portfolio of 10 potential COVID-19 therapeutics.

Statement 18 October 2021
Statement by President von der Leyen on vaccine exports
President von der Leyen has made a statement about an important milestone in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to the world.
“We have reached an important milestone in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to the world. The European Union has exported over 1 billion vaccine doses worldwide, over the past ten months. Vaccines produced in the EU have been shipped to more than 150 countries on all continents – from Japan to Turkey, from the UK to New Zealand, from South Africa to Brazil. We delivered around 87 million doses to low- and middle-income countries through COVAX. Very clearly, the European Union is the largest exporter of COVID-19 vaccines. We have always shared our vaccines fairly with the rest of the world. We have exported as much as we delivered to EU citizens. Indeed, at least every second vaccine produced in Europe is exported.
In parallel, the EU has enabled the vaccination of our citizens. And more than 75% of adults in the EU are now fully vaccinated. But we remained open to the world from the start and continued to export, even when vaccines were scarce at home. Because we knew that we will only beat COVID-19 if we fight it everywhere. And we will do more. Together with President Biden, we aim for a global vaccination rate of 70% by next year. The EU-US Agenda for Beating the Global Pandemic will help us achieve that. The European Union is doing its part.
On top of our exports, the EU will donate in the next months at least 500 million doses to the most vulnerable countries. But other countries need to step up, too. I work closely with Prime Minister Draghi and President Biden to rally G20 leaders at the Rome Summit next week behind this ambitious goal: beating the global pandemic.”

Press release 18 October 2021
The EU Digital COVID Certificate: a global standard with more than 591 million certificates
Today, the Commission adopted a report on the EU Digital COVID Certificate  and its implementation across the EU…The success of the EU Digital COVID Certificate system in figures:
:: EU Member States have issued more than 591 million EU Digital COVID Certificates
:: 43 countries are already connected to the EU system: 27 EU Member States, 3 European Economic Area (EEA) countries, Switzerland, and 12 other countries and territories. In total, the Commission was approached by 60 third countries interested in joining the EU system. Beyond the ones already connected, technical discussions are ongoing with 28 of these countries…