Ursula von der Leyen: Over 78% of Adults in the EU have been Vaccinated against COVID-19

EU | December 28, 2021, Tuesday // 10:27|  views


In the last year, more than 78% of adults in the European Union have been vaccinated against coronavirus. This was announced by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, RIA Novosti quoted her as saying.

"Exactly a year ago, vaccination against COVID-19 began in Europe. We have come a long way. More than 78% of the EU's adult population has already been vaccinated," the EC president said in a video address.

Vaccination, including booster, remains the best way to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the German politician added. "The increasing rate of spread of the coronavirus, especially the Omicron variant, makes vaccination even more important ... We have enough doses so that everyone can be vaccinated and get a booster dose," Von der Layen said.

Until recently, four COVID-19 vaccines were approved for use in the EU - Pfizer / BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. At an extraordinary meeting on December 20, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended Novavax, a US coronavirus vaccine, for use in the Union, with deliveries starting in early 2022.


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