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 during the moths of August and September.
Vaccination in Europe
During September Europe reached 411,745,042 vaccinated citizens, which means that 51.87% of Europeans have already received the full course of one of the licensed vaccines and have therefore been immunised against COVID-19. During September, a total of 57,575,288 people in Europe were fully vaccinated. The pace of vaccination in September was faster than in August as 4.01% more citizens were fully vaccinated in September than in August.
The European countries which, to date, have vaccinated the highest percentage of their citizens are: Portugal (84.66 % of its population vaccinated), Malta (81.61 %), Iceland (80.53 %), Spain (78.44 %), Denmark (75.19 %) and Ireland (73.91 %).
The countries with the slowest vaccination progress to date and the lowest percentage immunised are: Armenia (3.64 %), Ukraine (13.06 %) Belarus (14.75 %) Bulgaria (19.29 %), Moldova (19.5 %) and Albania (19.93 %).
Vaccination in the most populous countries
The most populous countries in Europe with the highest percentage of vaccinated population are: Spain (78.44 %), Italy (67.92 %), United Kingdom (65.83 %), France (65.83 %) and Germany (64.03 %).
Hospitalisations in Europe
As of 30 September, 34,578 citizens were hospitalised in Europe, a decrease of 13.94 % in the number of hospitalisations compared to August. The biggest increase in the number of hospitalised citizens was in Slovenia, where the number of hospitalised citizens increased by 654%, Hungary with an increase of 308%, the Czech Republic with an increase of 300%, Poland with an increase of 239%, Latvia where the number of hospitalised citizens increased by 197% and Lithuania with an increase of 105%.
The countries where the number of inpatients decreased the most during the month of September were: Malta, where the number of inpatients decreased by 83.8%, Spain with a decrease of 62%, Portugal where the number of inpatients decreased by 43.2%, Cyprus with a decrease of 42.3%, and Switzerland which experienced a decrease of 41.6%.
*Our World in Data does not provide data on hospitalizations in Russia, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine and Romania