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EU Sees Near Virus Immunity by End-June Amid Astra Doubts

  • Germany, France can inoculate bulk of population by summer
  • But regulators may issue new guidance on AstraZeneca shot
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The European Commission has told governments the Covid vaccine rollout could hit a key target earlier than expected, under new projections that hinge on people accepting AstraZeneca Plc’s shot.

The European Union’s executive arm says most member states will have sufficient vaccine supplies to immunize the majority of people by the end of June, according to a memo circulated to national delegations in Brussels and seen by Bloomberg. The forecast assumes some 70 million inoculations with Astra’s vaccine this quarter, but that goal could be at risk if regulators put restrictions on the dose.