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70% of adults in the European Union are now fully vaccinated, EU president announces

More than 256 million adults in the EU are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as the rate among the adult population reached 70% on Tuesday (31 August), which the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen called “a great achievement”.

“The EU’s strategy of moving forward together is paying off and putting Europe at the vanguard of the global fight against COVID-19,” von der Leyen said. Stella Kyriakides, the Commissioner for health and food safety, also said she was very pleased that “as of today we have reached our goal to vaccinate 70% of EU adults before the end of the summer.”

She added that this is a collective achievement of the EU and its member states, which “shows what is possible when we work together with solidarity and in coordination.”

The rate of fully vaccinated adults is about 20 percent in Bulgaria, 32.8 percent in Romania, 49 percent in Slovakia and 58.1 percent in Poland. The level is 72.5 percent in France, 70.6 percent in Germany, 76.7 percent in Spain, and 85.5 percent in Ireland, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

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