– – 70% of adults in the EU are fully vaccinated. This was announced by the presidency of the European Commission, Ursula con der Leyen. “I want to thank the many people who made this great achievement possible. But we need to vaccinate more Europeans. And we need to help the rest of the world vaccinate as well. We will continue to support our partners,” writes the EU leader in a tweet.
“Today the EU has reached a crucial milestone with 70% of the adult population fully vaccinated. In total, more than 256 million adults in the EU have received a full course of vaccination”, explains the Commission in a statement.
A figure on which Italy is aligned, given that with the administration of 31 August it will reach 70% of immunizations. 77,532,362 vaccine doses administered in Italy, 90% of the total delivered, amounting to 86,125,986 so far (in detail 60,650,672 Pfizer / BioNTech, 11,482,998 Moderna, 12,033,610 Vaxzevria.AstraZeneca and 1,958 .706 Janssen).
The people who had completed the vaccination cycle as of 30 August are 37,690,148, 69.78% of the population over 12.
Commitment to poor countries
“Our efforts to further increase vaccinations across the EU will continue unabated. We will continue to support in particular those Member States who continue to face challenges. We need to close the immune gap and close the door to new variants and to do so, vaccinations. they have to win the race against variants “said the European Commissioner for Health, Stella Kyriakides.
“The EU has exported about half of the vaccines produced in Europe to other countries around the world, as much as it has delivered for its citizens. Team Europe has contributed nearly 3 billion euros to the Covax Facility to help secure at least 1.8 billions of doses for 92 low. and middle.income countries. Currently, Covax has distributed over 200 million doses in 138 countries, “the European Commission said. In addition, “Team Europe aims to share at least 200 million guaranteed vaccine doses with low and middle.income countries by the end of 2021”.