EU_Commission has secured contracts with 6 vaccines companies. Mass vaccination for the EU’s 446 million people is due to begin in the coming hours.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had been delivered to all 27 member states.
German, Italy, Spain, countries started administering the jabs on Saturday, saying they were not prepared to wait another day.
The EU has so far reported more than 335,000 Covid-related deaths.
Israel speeds vaccines, locks down in hope of March exit from pandemic.
This effort enable the vaccination of half of Israel’s 9 million population by the end of January.
Israel may enter what officials feel be its last coronavirus lockdown on Sunday.