Ursula von der Leyen says EU has reached Covid vaccine target

Posted by on July 10, 2021 7:40 am
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Commission president says EU has delivered enough vaccine to inoculate 70% of adults in the bloc

The EU has delivered enough coronavirus vaccine doses to member states to reach a target to fully vaccinate at least 70% of adults in the bloc, the European Commission chief, Ursula von der Leyen, said in a statement on Saturday.

Von der Leyen, who had tweeted on 9 May that the EU was on track to meet its goal of inoculating 70% of adults by summer, urged EU countries to increase vaccinations and said about 500m doses would be distributed across the union by Sunday.

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