Czechia to receive first COVID-19 vaccine deliveries in January or February, says Health minister

The first deliveries of a coronavirus vaccine should become available in the Czech Republic either in January or February 2021, Health Minister Jan Blatný said in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon.

He said that vaccine developer Pfizer, together with BioNTech, has already asked for permission from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), so has Moderna. The earliest the EMA could look into vaccine approval is December 15, but Mr. Blatný expects it far more likely the approval will be issued in mid-January.

Ideally, he would like to see 70 to 80 percent of the population to be vaccinated. He confirmed that the costs will be covered by public health insurance

Author: Tom McEnchroe