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EU health ministers to hold informal videoconference on 20 May

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 19.5.2021 10.38
Press release 132/2021

Portugal, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU, has invited the EU health ministers to a videoconference to be held on Thursday 20 May. Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru will represent Finland at the conference.

The ministers will discuss current issues related to COVID-19 vaccines and the EU’s preparedness to procure vaccines in 2022 and 2023. The Portuguese Presidency has also requested the ministers to give an overview of the situation with COVID-19 variants in each country.  

The conference will also be attended by representatives of the European Commission, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).


Sari Vuorinen, Senior Specialist, [email protected] tel. +358 295 163 049
Media inquiries: Timo Lehtinen, Special Adviser to Minister Kiuru, [email protected]
tel. +358 295 163 387

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