Greece ranks sixth from bottom in EU in vaccine uptake

Greece ranks sixth from bottom in EU in vaccine uptake

With less than 4 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine administered, Greece ranks sixth from bottom in uptake among European Union member-states, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Below it on the list are Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Latvia and Bulgaria.

The ECDC’s Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker on Friday showed that uptake in Greece stands at 29.5% for one dose of the vaccine against a European Union average of 35.5% and at 15.7% for full inoculation, faring better than the EU average of 14.1%.

Bulgaria has the lowest uptake at 11.7% for one dose and 6.3% for the full dosage, while Slovakia is almost on a par with Greece at 29.9% and 13.9% respectively.

Hungary is at the top of the list with 55.5% and 32.6%. 

Greece’s vaccination drive has been picking up pace in recent weeks and is being expanded to the country’s islands as tourism reopened on Friday.

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