ECDC statement on the Delta variant in EU/EEA | #COVID19

Video message of #ECDC Director Andrea Ammon on the threat posed by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant to EU/EEA.
ECDC published today a threat assessment brief on the implications of the spread of the Delta variant of concern for the EU/EEA.

The Delta variant is more transmissible than other circulating variants and we estimate that by the end of August it will represent 90% of all SARS-CoV-2 viruses circulating in the European Union.

Full vaccination of all groups at increased risk of severe #COVID19 should be achieved as early as possible to reduce the risk of hospitalisations and deaths.

In order to achieve maximum protection in the shortest time possible, it is recommended that individuals at highest risk of severe outcomes for SARS-CoV-2 receive a second vaccine dose in the shortest possible interval following the administration of the first dose.
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