(Paris) Half of the European Union’s population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a count by AFP from official sources on Tuesday at 7 a.m.
Posted on Aug 3, 2021 at 8:02 am
In total, that’s 223.8 million people who received two doses, a single post-recovery dose, or a single-dose vaccination.
Of the 27 Member States, 13 have exceeded the 50% mark as fully vaccinated, as have the four most populous countries in the bloc: Spain (58%), Italy (54%), France (53%) and Germany (52%).
The most commonly vaccinated countries in the EU are Malta (74%), Belgium (59%) and Spain (58%). The least vaccinated by far are Bulgaria (14%) and Romania (25%).
Almost 60% of the EU population (59.5%) received at least one dose of the vaccine, ie 265.9 million people.
The European Union, which continues to vaccinate, is now overtaking the United States: up to 1. 59.3% for the EU).
Every day for the past week the EU has given doses to 0.6% of its population, a rate that is falling but is still three times that of the United States (0.2%).
So far, four vaccines have been approved in the European Union, developed by Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca / Oxford and Johnson & Johnson. In addition to these vaccines, Hungary and Slovakia also use vaccines that are not approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and that have been developed in Russia or China.