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The rate of vaccination in Europe, is very low compared to the US and other countries

Jack Troughton | March 10, 2021
Data on coronavirus vaccination in Europe are far removed from those provided by countries such as the United States or Israel, where 32.7% and 57% of the population, respectively, have already received at least the first dose.

The vaccination process against coronavirus is progressing at different rates in each part of the world. Israel is the leading country, with 57 per cent of its population having already received at least the first dose.

In the United Kingdom, about 33% of people have already received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Data very similar to those recorded in the United States, where the first dose has been administered to 32.7% of the population.

However, data in Europe are far from countries such as the United States, Israel or the United Kingdom. People who have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine in the European Union represent only 6% of their population.

Why doesn’t Europe vaccinate faster?

The main problem in Europe in speeding up this vaccination process against coronavirus occurs at the time of receiving the doses. Not all of the expected deadlines arrive and are extended, preventing any attempt to speed up the process.

Now the work is focused on mass production that allows the distribution of vaccines to stop SARS-CoV-2 to all countries. The arrival of doses is expected to increase in the coming weeks. In Ceuta, vaccination has had to be suspended for lack of doses, and this is not the first time this has happened.

While more vaccines are expected to arrive, countries in the European Union have already decided to tighten their restrictions. This is the case in Estonia, where a one-month confinement will begin from Thursday.