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Health ministry rectifies vaccination data, young people still behind



In total, 783,382 vaccines have been administered in the grand duchy. Photo: Romain Gamba / Maison Moderne

In total, 783,382 vaccines have been administered in the grand duchy. Photo: Romain Gamba / Maison Moderne

Teens and people in their 20s lag behind in covid-19 vaccinations in Luxembourg according to the rectified response of the health ministry.

The health authorities initially indicated in a response to a parliamentary question that 43.9% of 20 to 24-year-olds were vaccinated. The data regarding that category and several others were then corrected. In fact, 57,5% of those in the first half of their 20s have been vaccinated.

What’s interesting according to the rectified data is that 18 to 19-year-olds are more interested in the anti-coronavirus shot than those older than them. Nearly two thirds (64.1%) have been fully vaccinated compared to 57.5% of 20 to 24-year-olds and 56.7% of the 25 to 29 years age bracket, and even 62.1% for those aged 30 to 34.

In total, 783,382 vaccines have been administered in the grand duchy: 417,905 first doses and 365,927 second doses have been administered. In its latest weekly report, the ministry of health boasted of a vaccination rate of 72.5% of the eligible population. This represents 64% for the general population according to the interactive map Our World in Data, which monitors the situation by country.