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

( Source: European Commission)

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.

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