70% of the adult population in the European Union is fully vaccinated

70% of the adult population in the European Union is fully vaccinated

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70% of the adult population in the European Union is fully vaccinated

First modification: 09/01/2021 – 03:09

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, assured that 70% of the adults in the bloc completed their vaccination schedule against Covid-19, meeting the target set for the end of August 2021. The announcement, however , hides the differences that exist in the campaigns of the 27 member countries.

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, affirmed this Tuesday, August 31, that the vaccination strategy against Covid-19 reached a target set at the beginning of the year.

“70% of adults in the European Union are fully vaccinated. I want to thank all the people who made this great achievement possible, ”Von der Leyen celebrated on his Twitter account after setting a goal that the Commission had set in January.

After a very progressive start of the vaccination, the block achieved a rhythm that allowed it to reach the goal. However, this announcement hides the differences that exist between the countries of the European Union: while some have more than 70% vaccinated, others are still below that figure.

Despite these inequalities, the leader highlighted the joint campaign, which has allowed at least 255 million people to receive two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccines, or the Johnson & Johnson single-dose.