As of last Friday, 54.9% of eligible population in Cyprus got their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. That is a total 393,724 people, according to a Health Ministry press release.
Moreover, 250,447 people or 34.9% got both doses of their vaccines and the Ministry’s target to have 65% of eligible population inoculated by end of June is feasible, added the release.
Cyprus’ vaccination rate is higher than the average in the European Union, where 47% got their first dose and 22.9% are fully vaccinated.
The vaccination coverage has increased in all age groups over the last month, a fact which is also reflected in the epidemiological indicators in the latest National Surveillance Report.
“The significant reduction in the number of cases in all age groups, as well as the significant decrease in the number of patients, as a result of the large extent of vaccination of the population, improved the epidemiological situation, allowed the reopening of areas and sectors of the economy and led to the categorisation of Cyprus in the orange countries of ECDC,” it said.
The vaccination coverage of an increased percentage of the population of each district has a positive impact on the recovery of economic activity, especially in view of the tourist season, it added.
As of last Friday, the data shows that Paphos remains first in terms of vaccination coverage of its inhabitants, which reaches 63.7%.
It is followed by Nicosia and Famagusta with 56.7% and 55.2% respectively and Limassol and Larnaca with 52.1% and 51.9% respectively.