Johnson’s vaccine to be delivered in April EU expects 70% of population to be vaccinated by mid-July

The European Union said today that the Wuhan pneumonia vaccine (novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19), developed by Johnson & Johnson, is expected to be delivered to EU member states starting next month, with the first batch of about 55 million doses.

The Associated Press reports that EU Executive Commissioner Thierry Breton said today in an interview at a Johnson vaccine plant in Spain that in addition to the first 55 million doses, the EU will receive an additional 120 million doses of Johnson vaccine between July and September.

Breton pointed out that 52 factories in the EU are currently producing all kinds of vaccines and are expected to produce 2 to 3 billion doses by the end of this year, which will make the EU the world’s largest vaccine production region, and this will help the EU meet its goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the EU population by mid-July.