More Than 11.5 Million Covid Vaccine Shots Waiting on EU Shelves


More than 11.5 million Covid vaccine doses that have been delivered to European Union countries have not yet been used, official figures showed.

The number of shots sent by manufacturers to 29 countries in the bloc and wider European Economic Area now totals 54.2 million, compared to 46 million a week previously, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The data covers the week to March 7.

The total number of doses administered stands at 42.6 million, up on 34.1 million in a week.

According to the ECDC, 8.2% of adults have received one shot of the vaccine, an increase from 6.5% over the week, with 3.7% being fully vaccinated, up from 3.1%.

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