"Then 120 million in the summer, and we will reach a rate of 200 million from September", he said.
On Monday, Johnson & Johnson said it would start delivering its single-shot Covid vaccine to Europe on April 19th, giving the continent a boost in its vaccination drive.
Mr Cavaleri indicated that the EMA would confirm this view, adding, "in the next few hours, we will say that there is a connection, but we still have to understand how this happens".
In the second half of the year as a whole, the European Union will have received over 800 million doses, according to Breton.
Data up to April 5 shows that of the 37,119,083 jabs given in the United Kingdom so far, 31,622,367 were first doses - a rise of 40,744 on the previous day. Two vaccines - developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNtech - are being used in the UK.More news: Ontario’s ICU admissions surpass 500, new COVID-19 infections top 3,000
As the number of blood-clot reports rises, EMA vaccine chief Marco Cavaleri told the Italian newspaper il Messaggero it's "clear that there is an association with the vaccine", as translated by Reuters.
The EMA has so far maintained the benefits of the AstraZeneca jab in protecting against the coronavirus outweigh any risks.
The EMA's safety committee "has not yet reached a conclusion and the review is now ongoing", the agency said in a statement to AFP, adding that it expected to announce a decision on Wednesday or Thursday.
Questions about serious blood clots in a tiny minority of cases have undermined confidence in the AstraZeneca vaccine.
"Now we can say it, it is clear that there is a link with the vaccine".More news: India's Maharashtra sets curfew as cases spike
Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, officials are considering restricting usage of the vaccine in people under 30, Channel 4 News reported on Monday.
The majority of Australia's near 26 million population will be administered the AstraZeneca vaccine, with 50 million doses set to be produced locally from the end of March.
An investigation is also underway in the United Kingdom, where researchers are looking at the possibility of links between the AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots.
In Germany, there have been 31 suspected cases of CVST - 19 accompanied by a drop in blood platelets - with nine deaths, according to the Paul-Ehrlich Institute.
She noted that out of the 346,900 doses of this vaccine that have been administered in Greece, only one "probable" case of the syndrome has been recorded.More news: Jordan prince says he's confined, lashes out at authorities