The risk of a pandemic of the unvaccinated if the vaccinations do not proceed, pointed out the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakidou, during the press conference after the completion of the informal meeting of the EU Ministers of Health, in Brdo, Slovenia.
Stella Kyriakidou underlined that "in terms of vaccinations to combat covid19, we have seen that unprecedented cooperation and solidarity have worked, with over 75% of adults in the EU being vaccinated as a result of the EU strategy. But we need even higher rates and we need them everywhere. That was one of my key messages today, "he said, reiterating that citizens need to be vaccinated.
He added that "the difficulties faced by some Member States with high levels of coronavirus and the extreme pressure on hospitals are something that reminds us (of the need for vaccination). "It reminds us that we are in danger of a pandemic of the unvaccinated if we do not take action now: Action to reach populations in difficulty, action to vaccinate the most vulnerable and to start a dialogue with those who are hesitant, assuring us that we will bring them together." Commissioner.
"This must happen now, especially as societies open up and the coming winter brings the additional threat of the flu," he said.