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The richest countries in the world have the highest vaccination rate, while the lowest-income countries lag behind

The richest countries in the world have the highest vaccination rate, while the lowest-income countries lag behind

Who gets the Covit-19 vaccine varies greatly around the world. According to statistics from Our world in data 53.1 percent of the world’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

But coverage follows a clear trend – more vaccines than poor in rich countries.

According to the World Health Organization WHO In high-income countries, 65 percent of people receive at least one dose of the vaccine. In low-income countries, the figure is 6.5 percent.

Before this fall WHO President Tetros Adonom Caprais called the gap between rich and poor countries “staggering” in terms of vaccines.

– There is a staggering imbalance in the global distribution of vaccines. This has led to the epidemic going in two directions, one for those who already exist and one for those who do not, the WHO President said in a speech on August 5th.

Most vaccines are available in the United Arab Emirates, where 98 percent of the population has received at least one shot, while countries such as Nigeria (2.8 percent), Ethiopia (3.2 percent) and Kenya (7.2 percent) lag far behind.

The WHO also points out When vaccinating the population of low-income countries, the costs are significantly higher. The world’s highest-income countries, which already have a well-functioning and well-developed health care system, need to increase spending by only 0.8 percent to vaccinate 70 percent of the population, while low-income countries need to increase their health care costs. Almost 57 percent to achieve the same goal.

Located in Sweden In tenth place In Europe, in 33 countries, when people are vaccinated. The best are Malta, Iceland and the United Kingdom – the worst are Bulgaria, Romania and Russia.

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According to data available last Friday, 85.3 percent of Swedes over the age of 16 received at least one dose and 81.9 percent received at least two doses. For 12–15 years in the group, 43.5 percent received at least one dose. Of the total population, including those under 12, 68.8 percent received at least two injections and 71.7 percent received at least one.

More and more people are dying now Vaccinated as a result of Govit-19 rather than not vaccinated. But this needs to be understood in light of which groups suffer from a serious and sometimes dangerous disease.

– State epidemiologist Anders Technell says that if almost all older people are vaccinated, it’s because there are still unvaccinated people in that age group.

An elderly person often has other underlying diseases and often a weakened immune system, which means that even a mild Govt-19 infection can have serious consequences for the vaccinated person.

There are more today 9 out of 10 people over the age of 80 have been vaccinated with at least one dose Statistics From the Swedish Public Health Institute:

80–89: 94.8 percent (at least one dose).

80–89: 93.2 percent (at least two levels).

90+: 92.1 percent (at least one dose).

90+: 89.2 percent (at least two levels).