Statement by President von der Leyen on the EU reaching the milestone of vaccine deliveries to vaccinate 70% of EU adults

(Source: European Commission)

I have good news for our European citizens today.

The EU has kept its word.

This week-end, we have delivered enough vaccines to Member States to be in a position to vaccinate fully at least 70% of EU adults still this month.

By tomorrow, some 500 million vaccine doses will have been distributed right across the regions of the European Union.

The EU delivers.

Our vaccination campaign has accelerated tremendously since the beginning of the year.

Our joint approach is a success.

We will only come out of this crisis together.

COVID-19 is not yet defeated.

But we are prepared to deliver more vaccines, including against new variants.

Now, Member States must do everything, to increase vaccinations.

Only then will we be safe.

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