Seventy per cent of adults in the European Union(EU) had been jabbed at least once against COVID-19, the European Commission announced on Tuesday.
“These figures put Europe among the world leaders,’’ European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement.
About 57 per cent of adults had been fully vaccinated, she said.
Numbers differ widely across the bloc, however.
In Romania, for example, only just above 30 per cent of the adult population had been jabbed once.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control had said.
Denmark, by contrast, had fully inoculated 60 per cent, and almost 84 per cent of the population had received one shot so far.
In spite of improved vaccination rates in the EU, von der Leyen urged the countries and citizens not to let their guard down against the virus.
“The Delta variant is very dangerous,’’ she said, calling on everyone who had the opportunity to get vaccinated.
In recent weeks, the spread of the Delta variant more contagious than previous variants has led to a surge of infections in countries around the globe. (dpa/NAN)