COVID-19 vaccination in the EU – level 2

08-09-2021 15:00

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that 70% of adults in the EU were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. She was very happy because the EU expected to reach this number later this year.

More than 250 million people received both jabs of a COVID-19 vaccine, but if we include children and teenagers to 55% of people. Von der Leyen said that the pandemic is not finished yet, and it was necessary to vaccinate even more people. It was important to protect people from the coronavirus, and to stop new variants of the coronavirus.

The EU gives vaccines to other countries, too, because it says that people from all over the world have the right to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Difficult words: jab (when a doctor puts a needle through somebody’s skin), necessary (something what a person needs to do), variant (a new form of something).

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