The European Union has delivered more than 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to partner countries, including more than 600,000 doses to Ukraine, via the European Civil Protection Mechanism.
“EU Member States continue to support global vaccination efforts. 3 million vaccines have already been facilitated via the European Civil Protection Mechanism. I thank all countries for showing their solidarity. Vaccination for all is essential to beat this global pandemic,” EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič said, reads the press release on the European Commission’s website.
According to him, this program has facilitated the delivery of vaccines to Albania, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Taiwan, Tunisia, Cabo Verde, Moldova, Serbia, and Suriname.
Ukraine received 500,000 doses from Denmark and 100,800 doses from Romania.
The Commission coordinates the delivery and finances up to 75% of the costs for transporting the assistance.
To date, EU Member States have pledged over 159 million vaccines doses with countries outside the EU via Covax, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism or bilaterally.