Czech Republic joins appeal for fast certification, distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

The leaders of Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Greece have sent a letter to European Council President Charles Michel, telling him that EU governments must send a strong signal to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to ensure the approval of vaccine candidates is "as efficient as possible".

They also suggested that the EU consider distributing as yet uncertified vaccines to the member states so that inoculation with them can start the minute they are certified.

The signatories of the joint letter stress that “every week counts“ in the race to bring the pandemic under control.