Europe Direct: Questions & Answers on Covid-19 Vaccination

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Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre is delighted to present a Q&A with Stefan De Keersmaecker,  EU Commission Spokesperson for Health, Food Safety and Transport.

This interview is part of a series of pre-recorded Interviews by four Europe Direct Centres in Ireland, Blanchardstown, Clones, and Waterford. The series focuses on Covid 19 Vaccination from a National, Scientific and European perspective. It is entitled Europe Direct: Questions & Answers on Covid-19 Vaccination.

In this interview Stefan De Keersmaecker, European Commission Spokesperson for Health, Food Safety and Transport, answers questions on Vaccination from a European standpoint. Topics included are: The Common European Response to the pandemic; Logistical challenges to distributing the vaccine to the member states; Speed with which the vaccines were developed while ensuring their safety and effectiveness; Criteria used when determining which vaccines to purchase; Exploring other Vaccines for future use; Bringing the pandemic under control.

 

Watch the Interview Here:

Interview by Breda O’Shea from Europe Direct Waterford, Central Library, Waterford City. Recorded on Tuesday 16 March 2021.

 

For more information about Covid 19 vaccination in Ireland, visit the HSE website: https://www2.hse.ie/covid-19-vaccine

The HSELive COVID-19 Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Lo-call: 1850 24 1850.

For more information about Covid 19 Vaccination from a European perspective, visit the European Commission website: https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en

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