The European Union has delivered enough doses of the drug to member states to immunize most adults by the end of the month.
The European Union has procured and delivered COVID vaccines to member states to immunize 70% of the adult population. European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen announced this on Saturday, July 10.
“The EU has kept its word, this weekend we delivered enough vaccine to member states (of the union) to fully vaccinate at least 70% of EU adults as early as this month,” von der Leyen said.
According to her, the vaccination campaign in EU countries “has accelerated significantly since the beginning of this year.” The EC head urged EU countries to do everything possible to increase the number of vaccinations and promised that Brussels is ready to deliver even more vaccines, including those against new mutations of the coronavirus.
Earlier, scientists figured out how to increase the effectiveness of vaccines against the Delta strain. The combination of two doses of the Sinovac vaccine and one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine can measurably increase protection against the new mutation.