J&J likely to seek EU approval for Covid-19 vaccine in February, says lawmaker

US firm Johnson & Johnson is likely to apply for EU approval for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate in February, a top lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Clinical data of the vaccine, which Johnson & Johnson is developing through its subsidiary Janssen, have been assessed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) since Dec. 1 under a rolling review to speed up possible approval.

EU goal of full vaccine coverage by end-2021 within reach, says health commissioner

The European Union's target to have secured enough vaccinations against the novel coronavirus to inoculate every citizen in the bloc by the end of 2021 is within reach, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides told Kathimerini in Brussels on Monday.

Online debate on pandemic and health system

The E-Kyklos think tank is organizing an online debate on Sunday titled "How the Challenge of the Pandemic Affects the Planning of the Health System," with the participation of European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides.

The debate starts at 6 p.m. and can be viewed on,, Facebook and YouTube.