How to secure access to COVID-19 vaccines for EU citizens

ENVI ITRE
Brussels, European Parliament, Room: József Antall 4Q2
© European Union 2020/EC-Slovak Academy of Sciences

On Tuesday 22 September 2020, from 9.00 - 12.00, ENVI and ITRE held a joint public online hearing on the critical issue of "How to secure access to COVID-19 vaccines for EU citizens."

The members of both committees heard key players representing the pharmaceutical industry, academia, civil society and the European Medicines Agency addressing the multiple challenges the EU faces regarding the deployment of a future vaccine.

The debate between the members and the experts focused on the questions of adequate clinical trials, speedy manufacturing and commercialisation as well as equitable distribution of a safe vaccine across the EU.