| 29 May 2024, Wednesday |

EU hits goal of delivering vaccines for 70 percent of adults

The EU has reached the target of administrating enough coronavirus vaccines for 70 percent of the adult population.

On Saturday, European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said the bloc had “kept its word”.

The 27 EU member state governments are responsible for administering the vaccines through the EU’s joint vaccine purchasing scheme.

It has delivered 330 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses, 100 million AstraZeneca, 50 million from Moderna and 20 million Johnson & Johnson.

“This weekend, we delivered enough vaccine to member states to fully vaccinate at least 70 percent of the adult population this month,” Von der Leyen said.

“By tomorrow, some 500 million doses will have been delivered to all regions of Europe.

“Covid-19 is not yet defeated. But we are prepared to continue supplying – also against new variants. Now the member states must do everything they can to ensure that vaccinations move forward. Only then will we all be safe.”

  • The National News