After a slow and steady start, the Netherlands picks up the pace on its vaccination programme. Yesterday, the European Centre for Disease Prevention (ECDC) released data showing that the Netherlands is in fourth place amongst EU countries.
As of yesterday, 7% of adults in the Netherlands had received their first injection. Malta pinches the top spot with 10.1%, with Denmark and Finland coming in second and third respectively.
Compared to the data released last Monday, this is a sharp increase in coronavirus vaccinations. Last Monday, 5.6% of the adult population in the Netherlands had received their first dose of the vaccine according to NU.
Not so many fully vaccinated
Despite the Netherlands picking up the pace in giving people their first dose, it’s lagging behind when it comes to adults being fully vaccinated. On Sunday, the EDCD reported that approximately 1.8% of adults in the Netherlands had received both doses of the vaccine.
However, this is an increase from last week’s figures, at which point 1.5% of adults in the Netherlands were fully vaccinated.
New daily record
Minister of Health, Hugo de Jong, announced that last Thursday gave the Netherlands a new daily record — over 50,000 injections administered in one day.
In total, over 1.3 million doses of the vaccine have been given out. The Dutch cabinet hopes to raise the weekly rate to 2.5 million doses by the beginning of the second quarter.
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