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EU has delivered enough doses to vaccinate 70% of adults – von der Leyen

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has said the European Union has delivered enough Covid-19 vaccines to vaccinate 70% of adults.

von der Leyen urged member states to increase their vaccinations and said roughly 500 million doses will be distributed by tomorrow.

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“The European Union has kept its word. This weekend we have delivered enough vaccines to member states to be in a position to vaccinate fully at least 70% of the EU adults this month,” von der Leyen said.

“But Covid-19 is not yet defeated. We are prepared to deliver more vaccines, including against new variants,” she continued.

The EU has a goal of inoculating its entire eligible population by the end of September.

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55% of the eligible Irish population are now fully vaccinated, with 70% partially vaccinated.

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