A beautiful round figure. Two hundred million Europeans have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (either having received the two necessary doses of vaccine, or only one in the case of Johnson & Johnson), said a spokesperson for the European Commission , Dana Spinant, during a press briefing this Thursday. This figure corresponds to “a percentage of 54.7% of adults”, ie more than half of the population of the Union.
“We are now among the regions of the world that have vaccinated the most,” she added. But it is important that these advances are distributed in a more balanced way so that there are no islands where the virus can spread and mutate. “
Target: 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of August
According to official data compiled by AFP, just over 440 million doses of vaccines have been administered in the European Union, or 98.4 doses per 100 inhabitants, while the United States is at 102.4 per 100 inhabitants.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on July 10 that the EU had enough doses to vaccinate “at least 70% of the adult population this month”.