In just 40 days, Turkey has managed to vaccinate about 7 million people against the coronavirus: a vaccination rate superior to most of its neighbors Europe Despite the fact that the Eurasian country later began administering the first doses of the vaccine against COVID-19.
As of February 22, more than 5.8 million people in Turkey had received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, which began to be administered on January 14, starting with the health personnel and nursing homes, and later to the over 65 years; Furthermore, 1.1 million people have already received a second dose of the vaccine.
Thus the vaccination rate in Turkey currently stands at 7.75 vaccinated people per 100 inhabitants: figures well above the world average – only 2.63 out of every 100 inhabitants of the planet have been vaccinated – and in most European countries. For example, Germany has a vaccination rate of 6, similar to that of Spain, Meanwhile in France is 5.6, and in Italy does not reach 4.
Other countries in Europe have rather high vaccination rates: for example, in Serbia it exceeds 14, as in Malta despite being one of the smallest countries in the EU; in Denmark it exceeds 8, and UK ensures that 30 out of 100 of its inhabitants are already vaccinated. However, both these figures and those of Turkey are very far from Israel and United Arab Emirates, which with 85 and 56 percent respectively are the countries with the highest vaccination rates in the world.