Europe

2021-07-29

Statement by President von der Leyen on a new milestone in the EU Vaccines Strategy

The EU has kept its word and delivered. Our target was to protect 70% of adults in the European Union with at least one vaccination in July. Today we have achieved this target. And 57% of adults already have the full protection of double vaccination.

These figures put Europe among the world leaders.

The catch-up process has been very successful - but we need to keep up the effort.

The delta variant is very dangerous. I therefore call on everyone - who has the opportunity - to be vaccinated. For their own health and to protect others.

The EU will continue to provide sufficient volumes of vaccine.

Statement by President von der Leyen:

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_21_3921

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