Dana Spinant, spokesperson for the European Commission, said, “As many as 54.7% of the adult population is fully vaccinated with either both doses or the single dose — in the case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine,” citing the latest data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), news agency AFP reported. “We have 68.4% of adults in the EU who have already received their first dose,” Spinant further said.
Meanwhile, the ECDC’s Covid-19 vaccine tracker showed that 437,842,446 doses have been distributed to the member states of the bloc. Of these, 371,127,468 doses have been administered by the EU states.
The data also showed that 212,732,730 adults (above the age of 18) have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 167,310,628 adults have been fully immunised against the coronavirus disease in the EU.
Earlier this month, President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen said that enough vaccine doses have been delivered to the EU countries to achieve the target of fully inoculating 70% adults by the end of July.
– HINDUSTAN TIMES