(Bloomberg) -- Two eastern European countries struggling with low rates of vaccination against Covid-19 are seeing a sudden rush for jabs.

Previously skeptical populations in Ukraine and Romania are rapidly changing their minds as they endure the pandemic’s deadliest wave yet. The situation is indeed dire: new infections and deaths continue to break records and lockdowns are starting to return.

The worsening conditions prompted a record week of almost 1 million inoculations in Ukraine. In Romania, daily first-dose vaccinations are the highest since May.

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