The European Union will have enough corona vaccines in July to vaccinate 70 percent of its adult residents, the European Commission says.

That's enough to ensure that the epidemic goes out, experts expect.

The vaccination campaign got off to a slow start in the EU, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen acknowledged visiting Pfizer's vaccine factory in Puurs, Belgium.

But now it is running at full speed, according to her.

Von der Leyen previously set the goal that 70 percent of EU citizens should have had an injection by the end of the summer.

According to Von der Leyen, the supply of vaccines will certainly not be the result.

The EU is increasingly relying more heavily on the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech, which is made in Puurs.

Von der Leyen expects to finalize a new large order with the manufacturer in the coming days.

The EU wants to buy 1.8 billion doses for the next two years, to initiate 'refresher shots' if necessary and to tackle new virus variants.

An initiate reports to




that the deal has even been finalized.