Malta has administered the most COVID-19 vaccines per 100 people in the European Union, new data has shown.
Malta surpasses all other EU countries by a considerable margin with 11.7 people per 100 administered a single dose of the vaccine since 23rd December 2020.
Data published by scientific online publication Our World In Data shows the extent of the margin Malta has created compared with its EU counterparts.
“All healthcare workers vaccinating people in the COVID-19 vaccination program are doing an invaluable job,” Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Facebook.
Denmarks follows suite with 6.99 people per 100 receiving a single dose while Romania is next with 5.79 people per 100.
While Malta leads in the EU, the United Kingdom has the edge in Europe with 23.30 people per 100 administered a vaccine.
Our data is updated: https://t.co/03pQ8rRViP
Total vaccine doses per 100 people:
🇮🇱 Israel 69 (+1.2 daily)
🇦🇪 UAE 47 (+1.6)
🇬🇧 UK 20 (+0.6)
🇺🇸 US 13 (+0.5)
🇧🇭 Bahrain 13 (+0.4)
🇷🇸 Serbia 9 (+0.3)
🇩🇰 Denmark 6 (+0.2)
🇨🇱 Chile 6 (+0.7)
🇷🇴 Romania 5 (+0.1)
🇱🇹 Lithuania 5 (+0.2) pic.twitter.com/3Y2DgJn1M8
— Edouard Mathieu (@redouad) February 11, 2021
This can be attributed to a number of reasons, including an early vaccination rollout scheme and an increased dosing interval between the first and second doses.
Unlike Malta, which administers both doses of the vaccine over the span of three weeks, the UK has embraced an approach that sees the patient receive the first and second dose over the span of three months – an approach supported by scientific data.
As such, more people per 100 will be receiving the single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
In Malta, a total of 51,641 people have received a single jab, with 16,265 people receiving the second dose.
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