The European Commission confirmed that half of EU adults are not fully vaccinated against coronavirus.
According to Dana Spinant, spokesperson to the European Commission, more than 54 per cent of all European adults took two doses of the vaccine.
However, the Commission had earlier announced a plan to vaccinate about 70 per cent of adults this summer.
The Commission stated that the EU surpassed the United States in the proportion of people who received one dose of the vaccine—about 81 per cent of the population.
“We have 68.4 per cent of adults in the EU who have already had their first dose,” she added.
“We are now among the regions of the world that have vaccinated the most, but it is important that this progress is distributed in a more balanced way so that there are no pockets where the virus can spread and mutate,” she added.
The EU’s rollout began more slowly than in the UK and the US due to shortages of supply and caused heavy criticism during the beginning of the year.
But in The Netherlands and Finland, more than 82 per cent of the population received two doses of the vaccine.
But just 31 per cent of people have had both jabs in Romania, while in Bulgaria, less than 20 per cent of people have even received the first dose.