European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she is "confident" that 70 percent of the adult population in Europe can be vaccinated "in July," in what would mark a massive turnaround for the bloc's immunization program, which got off to a slow and rocky start.
The improved time frame, which is two months earlier than originally expected, comes as vaccine supplies and deliveries pick up pace across the bloc. Pfizer-BioNTech, which has become the backbone of Europe's immunization efforts, is on track to deliver 250m doses in the second quarter, enough to help offset shortfalls from other suppliers, most notably AstraZeneca.
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