Preparedness for COVID-19 vaccination strategies and vaccine deployment

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Series Details COM (2020) 680
Publication Date 15/10/2020
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Communication published by the European Commission on 15 October 2020, presenting key elements to be taken into consideration by Member States for their COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination strategies, as well as priority groups to consider for vaccination first.

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The Commission argues that Member States should start preparing a common vaccination strategy for vaccine deployment. The should ensure:

  • capacity of vaccination services to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, including skilled workforce and medical and protective equipment;
  • easy and affordable access to vaccines for target populations;
  • deployment of vaccines with different characteristics and storage and transport needs, in particular in terms of cold chain, cooled transport and storage capacity;
  • clear communication on the benefits, risks and importance of COVID-19 vaccines to build public trust.

This Communication also provides examples of unranked priority groups to be considered by countries once COVID-19 vaccines become available.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:680:FIN
Alternative sources
  • https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/vaccination/docs/2020_strategies_deployment_en.pdf
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Official
European Commission: Press Release, 15/10/2020: Coronavirus: Commission lists key steps for effective vaccination strategies and vaccines deployment https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1903
European Commission: Opening remarks by Vice-President Schinas and Commissioner Kyriakides at the press conference on the Vaccination Strategy (15 October 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_1927

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