For EU’s East, Vaccine Persuasion Proves Toughest in Romania

Romania is struggling more than anywhere else in the European Union’s east to convince people they should get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Despite inoculating its citizens at one of the bloc’s fastest paces, the share of the population wanting to get a shot has hardly budged since October, according to a report this week by the Bratislava-based think tank GLOBSEC.

For EU’s East, Vaccine Persuasion Proves Toughest in Romania

The numbers highlight the challenge the government may face in the coming weeks as it completes vaccinations of those wanting a jab. Romania has contracted enough doses for 10 million people and has targeted inoculating 5 million by the end of May. So far, about 3 million people have been vaccinated in the country of 19 million.

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