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70% of adults in EU are fully vaccinated, official says

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, welcomed this step, which places the European Union among the world leaders in immunization despite a slow start to its campaign.

Seventy percent of adults in the European Union are now fully immunized, representing more than 250 million people immunized. And it’s a great achievement, which really shows what we can do when we work together. But the pandemic is not over. And we must remain vigilant. So, first of all, we need many more Europeans to vaccinate quickly to prevent a new wave of infections and stop the emergence of new variants. And I call on everyone who can to get vaccinated. This is the only way to protect yourself and others. We must also help the rest of the world to vaccinate. The European Union is already doing a lot. We export and donate vaccines to our partners, and we are one of the main contributors to Covax. Covax is our mechanism to secure vaccines for low and middle income countries. But more needs to be done. And we will continue to support our partners in this effort because we will only end this pandemic if we defeat it in all corners of the world.

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