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Minister Kiuru calls on EU to take action to ensure delivery of vaccines

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
7.1.2021 21.04
Press release 3/2021

The EU should exert great pressure on the vaccine manufacturers to ensure the speedy delivery of vaccines to the EU Member States, says Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru.

In her letter to Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Minister Kiuru emphasises that she finds it unacceptable that the deliveries to the EU have been delayed while some other countries have received ample quantities of vaccines. She also underlines that it is important not to compromise on the safety of vaccines.
 
In her letter, Minister Kiuru also welcomes the initiative to scale up production capacity in the EU through public funding. However, she wishes to stress that this investment should be turned into concrete results through speedier delivery of vaccines.

Inquiries:

Sampo Varjonen, Special Adviser to Minister Kiuru, [email protected]