Coronavirus vaccine map: European Union crosses 4 percent threshold

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COVID-19 vaccinations taking place on Kihnu Island on February 17. Source: Verner Vilgas/ERR

Last week the European Union crossed the 4 percent threshold for vaccination coverage, although many countries are doing much better. Israel still had the highest number of vaccinations.

The six countries which have administered the most vaccines are Israel, Seychelles, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Bahrain and Chile, ERR's Estonian language portal reported on Friday.

More than 50 percent of people in Israel have received one dose, more than 40 percent in Seychelles and over 30 percent in the UAE.

In Europe, vaccination coverage is highest in the United Kingdom, which has vaccinated 28.04 percent of people, and Serbia which is on almost 13 percent. Serbia's number has not changed much over the last week, as there has been an emphasis on administering second doses.

The European Union has an average of 4.12 percent, but many countries are above this. Malta, with a population of 500,000, has been the most active vaccinator and has almost 10 percent coverage. Austria and Denmark follow with 6.72 percent and 6.24 percent, respectively. France and Italy are below average while Bulgaria and Latvia have the lowest rates.

As of Friday morning, 5.44 percent of the population in Estonia had been vaccinated. Looking at the rest of the neighborhood, Finland has a vaccination rate of 5.79 percent, Norway 5.72 percent, Poland 5.38 percent, Lithuania 5.12 percent, Germany 4.53 percent and Latvia 2.12 percent.

Of the world's major powers, the United States has administered more than 14 vaccines per 100 people. Approximately 2 million people have been vaccinated in China, but new data has not been released for two weeks. However, due to its large population, the proportion of vaccinated people remained below 3 percent. Russia has vaccinated 1.52 percent of its population, which is approximately 2.2 million people.

Last week, vaccinations started in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Senegal and Zimbabwe. 

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Editor: Helen Wright

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