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The announcement marks an important milestone in the EU vaccination strategy after a slow start,. — Reuters pic
The announcement marks an important milestone in the EU vaccination strategy after a slow start,. — Reuters pic

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BRUSSELS, Aug 31 —The European Commission said today that 70 per cent of the European Union’s adult population had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, hitting a target it had set at the beginning of the year.

The announcement marks an important milestone in the EU vaccination strategy after a slow start, but it also masks big differences among EU countries, with some nations being well above the 70 per cent goal while others in the poorer eastern region of the bloc being far behind.

“70 per cent  of adults in EU are fully vaccinated. I want to thank the many people making this great achievement possible,” the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter. — Reuters

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