The United Kingdom had the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Europe having administered 26.81 doses per 100 people in the country. The UK was the first country in Europe to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for widespread use and began inoculations on December 8, 2020.
At the latest data, Serbia had carried out 14.5 doses of the vaccine per 100 population, followed by Malta with a vaccination rate of 14.34.
Russia became the first country in the world to authorize a vaccine - named Sputnik V - for use in the fight against COVID-19 in August. As of February 10, 2021, Russia had administered 2.67 doses per 100 people in the country.
As the immunizations begin in Europe, transmission of the virus remains very high across the continent. In the week ending February 14, 2021, there were almost one million new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Europe. Furthermore, the seven-day rate of cases across Europe shows an ongoing perspective of which countries are worst affected by the virus relative to their population.
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