Among the most populous countries, Spain is the leader in vaccination

According to the latest figures available, 55.5% of Spaniards have already completed their vaccination course. In the race for collective immunity, the country is the most advanced among the 50 most populous nations in the world.

Pedro Sanchez can rejoice. According to forecastsThe country, if Spain continues to administer doses at the current rate “The goal of completely vaccinating 70 % of the population will be reached at the end of August ”. Thus, the timetable set by the Prime Minister at the beginning of April would be respected.

Good news which is added to another, since this Tuesday, July 27, the Madrid daily announces that Spain has just overtaken the United Kingdom in proportion of second doses administered in relation to the population. “This makes Spain the country with the highest percentage of people fully vaccinated, among the 50 most populous nations in the world”, says the media.

The population “did not need any incentives”

A glance at the comparative data provided by the Our world in data site suggests, however, that at present Canada would have carried out the double-vaccination of a greater part of its population (56.10% against 55 , 49% for Spain). But, with Ottawa communicating its data one day in advance of Madrid, our neighbors from across the Pyrenees could indeed return to first position.



Founded in 1976, six months after Franco’s death, “Le Pays” is the most widely read newspaper in Spain. A center-left daily, he belongs to the Spanish editorial group Prisa. At the end of 2013, launched two new editions for its


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