August 2, 2020, 01.13 PM

BRUSSELS, KOMPAS.com – The European Union is encouraging its member-states to consider a joint procurement in anticipation of equipment shortages once a Covid-19 vaccine is discovered.

The EU has assessed a possible risk of shortages of syringes, wipes, and protective gear needed for mass vaccinations against the deadly novel virus.

Aside from early preparations to mitigate equipment shortages, EU governments have also been asked to consider a joint purchase of additional influenza shots.

Read also: Johnson & Johnson in Talks with Japan, EU, Gates Foundation for Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

The European Union is also asking its member-states to increase the number of people vaccinated to reduce the risk of simultaneous flu and Covid-19 outbreaks in the autumn.

No vaccine against Covid-19 has yet been fully developed or approved, but countries around the world are seeking to secure supplies of potential shots.

If and when vaccine candidates prove effective, immunization campaigns can start quickly.

Some countries hope that may be as early as this year.

Read also: Indonesia Eyes Local Covid-19 Vaccine Mass Production by Mid-2021

Should a shot prove effective, manufacturing and distribution issues could become hurdles.

Page:


Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Report
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

News
December 9, 2022, 08.06 PM

Indonesia Mine Explosion Kills 10

News
December 9, 2022, 06.27 PM

Indonesia, US Begin CARAT 2022 Military Exercise

News
December 8, 2022, 08.57 PM

Indonesia Detects New Omicron Sub-Variant BN.1

Travel & Leisure
December 6, 2022, 06.37 PM

Indonesia Never Intends to List Widi Islands for Sale

Close Ads