EU meets 2021 target to share 250 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with lower-income countries

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU met its target to share 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2021 and is on track to meet its target to share 700 million doses by mid-2022.

According to von der Leyen, the EU shared 380 million doses in 2021, with 255 million already delivered to recipient countries. Of the donations so far, 300 million doses have been distributed through COVAX, the global procurement facility for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

The EU will focus primarily on supporting vaccination on the African continent in 2022.

Press release - European Commission

Statement - European Parliament