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EU says it will get 100 million vaccine doses per month from April

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen says she expects the bloc to receive 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines every month from April, giving a boost to Europe’s stuttering inoculation campaign.

Given higher delivery volumes promised by manufacturers, and “because more vaccines are about to be approved,” von der Leyen tells the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper the bloc should see a big ramp-up in arrivals of the shots.

The EU will receive “in the second quarter an average of around 100 million doses a month, in total 300 million by end June,” she says.

The 27-nation bloc with a population of 446 million people has received 51.5 million doses of vaccines as of February 26, according to official data posted on the EU’s website.

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