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In most European countries, the race to quickly vaccinate most of the population against coronavirus has slowed to a crawl as the authorities struggle to overcome vaccine hesitancy among a minority of people.
But even with strong evidence that the vaccines are very effective at preventing serious illness and death, jab drives have made much less progress in some parts of the Continent — particularly Central and Eastern European countries.
POLITICO continues to track the most important figures, from vaccination coverage by age group in each country to the rollout of booster shots in Europe at a time when many lower-income countries still struggle with gaining sufficient access to vaccine deliveries.
The charts below are automatically updated daily with the most recent data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and Our World in Data. For the most recent data on the spread of the virus as well as the latest analysis and news around the coronavirus situation across Europe, visit our dedicated site.
Globally, the degree of vaccine inequality between richer and poorer nations is stark. First, richer countries prioritized their own citizens by buying up the first batches of the vaccines. And now, even as the rollout there is slowing down, it has barely started in many developing nations. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has condemned these disparities, describing them as a moral failure that will have significant economic and public health consequences. “Vaccine inequity is the world’s biggest obstacle to ending this pandemic and recovering from COVID-19,” he warned in July.
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