EU Starts Mass Vaccination Campaign

European Union member states, including Austria, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal have launched mass inoculation programs with many countries prioritizing the front liners and the vulnerable.

European Union member states, including Austria, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal have launched mass inoculation programs with many countries prioritizing the front liners and the vulnerable.

The first shipments of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine has arrived across the European Union late Friday and early Saturday.

Each member state has been tasked in assisting the rollout, along with three member states, which are Hungary, Slovakia and Germany. 

They have begun vaccinations a day early on Saturday.

A few hours after the vaccines have arrived in Slovakia, the authorities have began administering their first doses on Saturday evening. 

Health care workers in charge of treating COVID-19 patients were among the first to get vaccinated.

President Zuzana Caputova was scheduled to get vaccinated on Sunday.

Slovakia was the second EU country after Hungary to start the vaccination campaign immediately after the arrival of the first doses.


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