The number of first vaccinations against the coronavirus is increasing again slightly in Austria. In the previous week, 54,202 people were vaccinated for the first time – 3,000 more than the week before. At the previous low point of the vaccination campaign in mid-August, there were only 36,754 first vaccinations. There was a temporary increase in the previous week in all federal states with the exception of Tyrol and Vorarlberg.
A total of 5,662,823 people in Austria have been vaccinated against Covid-19 once. This corresponds to 63.4 percent of the population (59.9 percent are “fully immunized”). The vaccination coverage with the first stings is highest in Burgenland (70.1 percent), ahead of Lower Austria (66) and Styria (63.4 percent). With 62.2 percent, Vienna ranks fifth behind Tyrol (62.4). This is followed by Vorarlberg (60.7), Carinthia (59.8), Salzburg (59.4) and Upper Austria (58.6 percent).
However, the vaccination campaign lost much of its momentum in the summer. The previous low was in mid-August with only 36,754 first vaccinations per week. Since then, Nun has been going uphill again: In the first week of September 46,757 first stitches were taken, in the second 51,202 and in the third week there were 54,202 first vaccinations. However, Austria is a long way from the previous weekly record at the end of May – at that time 360,095 first stitches were set.
This means that Austria has now fallen significantly behind the EU average (66 percent of those vaccinated for the first time). The front runners are Portugal, Malta and Spain, where four out of five residents have already received a vaccination.