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Europe administers 17 mln COVID vaccine doses in latest week - ECDC

BERLIN, April 22 (Reuters) - Europe took delivery of, and administered, nearly 17 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines last week, according to a regular monitoring report that showed that a total of 116 million shots had been given as the region’s campaign picks up.

A total of 134 million doses have been sent to countries in the European Union and European Economic Area, working out at 35.9 doses per 100 inhabitants, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said.

The figures were contained in the ECDC's weekly report here, which was published on Thursday and covered the week ending last Sunday.

Its separate Vaccine Tracker here, an online dashboard that is updated more often, showed on Thursday that 135 million doses had been sent to the EU and EEA in total, of which 117 million had been administered.

On average, 23.3% of adults in the EU and EEA have received a first shot by last Sunday while 8.4% have been fully vaccinated, typically by getting a second injection.

By contrast, 62% of Israelis have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 49% in Britain and 40% in the United States, according to Our World In Data here.

Reporting by Douglas Busvine Editing by Gareth Jones

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