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Over 50% of EU’s adult population fully vaccinated against COVID

The number of EU residents inoculated with two doses of coronavirus vaccine reaches 187.7 million, which is 51.3% of the adult population, Report informs with reference to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

Malta ranks first among the EU countries with the highest percentage (83.6%) of fully vaccinated residents. The island nation is followed by Hungary (65.1%) and Ireland (64.8%).

Iceland is still leading among European countries outside the EU with 82.6% of the population immunized.

To date, over 246.3 million EU residents, or 67.3% of the union’s adult population, have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. In this regard, Belgium (84.6%), Malta (83.1%), and the Netherlands (82.9%) are in the lead.

On July 10, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that EU countries had already received enough vaccine doses to fully immunize at least 70% of the adult population by the end of July. In parallel with adults, the European Union has begun vaccinating children and adolescents.

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