In this article, and with data collected from Our world in Data, we provide an analysis of the evolution of COVID-19 vaccination and hospitalizations in Europe.
Vaccination in Europe
During the month of August, a total of 66,817,834 people were vaccinated in Europe, reaching a total of 388,418,962 citizens, which means that 47.86% of the inhabitants of Europe have already received the full course of one of the authorized vaccines and, therefore, have already been immunized against COVID-19.
The European countries which, to date, have vaccinated a higher percentage of their citizens are: Malta (80.07 % of its population vaccinated), Iceland (76.8%), Portugal (73.87%), Denmark (72.44%) and San Marino (70.41%).
The countries where the pace of vaccination is progressing more slowly to date and have a lower percentage immunized are: Armenia (1.74%) Ukraine (8.8%), Belarus (17%), Kosovo (13.86%) and Bulgaria (17%).
Vaccination in the most populated countries
As for the most populous countries in Europe with the highest percentage of vaccinated population are: Spain (68.31%), United Kingdom (62.91%), Italy (60.74%), Germany (60.11%) and France (58.65%).
Hospitalizations in Europe
As of August 31, there were 35,757 hospitalized citizens in Europe, representing a 15% increase in the number of hospitalizations compared to the previous month. The largest increase in the number of hospitalizations took place in Switzerland, where the number increased by 389.38%, Israel with an increase of 185.68%, Austria with an increase of 156.2%, Lithuania with an increase of 136.19%, Sweden with an increase of 104.6% and Denmark with an increase of 101.75%.
The countries where the number of inpatients decreased the most during August were Slovakia, where the number of inpatients decreased by 85.1%, Cyprus with a reduction of 33.2%, Portugal where the number of inpatients decreased by 25%, Spain with a decrease of 20%, and the Netherlands with a decrease of 8%.
Evolution of hospitalization in the most populated countries
*Our World in Data does not provide data on hospitalizations in Russia, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine and Romania
Situación Actual Vacunación en Europa
|Países||% Dosis completa||% Tercera Dosis|
|Macediona del Norte||37,93||3,03|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Vaccination in Spain
Number of persons complete guideline
Vaccination against COVID-19 started on 27 December 2020 across the European Union, in a moment of unity.
For now, people in priority groups are vaccinated – elderly people or healthcare professionals. But soon there will be enough vaccines for the entire EU population.
Once enough people are vaccinated, we will be able to get our normal lives back, gradually.
Evolution of vaccination in Europe (People +18 y.o.)
|Country||% Fully Vaccinated||% Booster doses|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Statement by President von der Leyen on developments in the Vaccines Strategy
Vaccines authorized by the European Union
|Company||Type of vaccine||Number of doses
(needed per person)
|Number of doses
|BioNTech and Pfizer||mRNA||2 doses||600 million||Approved|
|Moderna||mRNA||2 doses||160 million||Approved|
|CureVac||mRNA||2 doses||405 million||Development ongoing|
|AstraZeneca||adenovirus||2 doses||400 million||Approved|
|Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals||adenovirus||1 dose||400 million||Approved|
|Sanofi-GSK||protein||2 doses||300 million||Development ongoing|