In Israel, around two weeks after the campaign began, a good million citizens, or around ten percent of the population, have been vaccinated against the corona virus. This includes more than 40 percent of people over 60 in the country who have received a first dose. Israel is probably setting the fastest pace when comparing immunization against the Covid-19 pathogen at the turn of the year 2020/21 in individual countries.
A look at Germany so far shows that in a good week since the start of the campaign on December 27, more than a quarter of a million people have been vaccinated for the first time. The progress can now be tracked daily on the website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Germany started immunizing against the coronavirus at about the same time as other European countries. Except for the UK, which could get started weeks in advance with national approval.
According to cumulative figures, a total of 12.34 million vaccine doses with active ingredients against the Covid 19 pandemic were administered worldwide until shortly after the turn of the year. Germany comes in sixth globally and has not got off to such a bad start as is sometimes claimed. For example, SPD general secretary Lars Klingbeil has criticized the federal vaccination strategy for the fact that Germany is far worse off than other countries. It is also unclear whether more available vaccine doses could have been inoculated logistically faster.
What is certain is that other countries had a head start. While, according to media reports, China had vaccinated around 1.5 million people at high risk – including mainly doctors and nursing staff – with domestic vaccines by the beginning of December, Russia also started the broad-based campaign of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V in the first week of December. The USA, in particular, is now setting the pace: almost as many people there received the first dose of protection against the coronavirus as in China: on January 2, there were 4.23 million.
These are the countries with the most vaccination doses against Covid-19:
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# 1 China
The Chinese vaccination campaign against Covid-19 reached Inner Mongolia at the end of December. At the turn of the year, the People’s Republic had already administered 4.5 million people a vaccine against the novel corona pathogen, making it the world leader in terms of the total number. The Chinese health authorities use the domestic vaccines CNBG and Sinovac, according to the National Health Commission. Around 200,000 people are reached every day. In terms of the vaccination quota, China ranks eighth with 0.31 percent.
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# 2 USA
The Democratic majority leader in the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, set a good example. She had the first poke against Covid-19 in front of the national flag. The United States has accelerated at a rapid pace in the past few weeks since the vaccination campaign began, giving 4.23 million people the first dose by early January. In the daily vaccination rate they overtook China just before Christmas. In terms of the vaccination rate, the USA also came in fifth, ahead of China with 1.28 percent.
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# 3 Israel
Israel has probably set the fastest vaccination rate in the world. As of January 2, 1.09 million citizens had completed the first step of immunization. This puts Israel in third place in terms of the absolute number of vaccinations and also in terms of the number of refugees reached daily. The country takes first place in the vaccination quota: 12.59 are vaccinated for the first time per 100 inhabitants.
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# 4 Great Britain
In Gloucestershire, heir to the throne Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visit a vaccination center. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that since the vaccination campaign began on December 8, more than a million Britons have received their first dose – “more than the rest of Europe combined”. The vaccination rate per 100 inhabitants was most recently 1.39. Since Monday, in addition to the vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer, the authorities have also been using the domestic development from Oxford University and AstraZeneca.
# 5 Russia
Since December 5, Russia has mainly vaccinated education, health and municipal utility workers. Since the end of December, all capitals over 60 have been in Moscow. Employees in the areas of food, housing and supplies, sports facilities, law enforcement, welfare and religious institutions can also register from now on. Vaccinated persons should receive an online confirmation from January. The vaccination rate at the turn of the year was 0.55 per 100 inhabitants.
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# 6 Germany
Not enough vaccine. Badly organized. These were the allegations that went along with the start of the German vaccination campaign. Germany is now in sixth place worldwide with 264,952 citizens who received the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 (as of 4.1.). As far as the vaccination quota is concerned, we are currently in seventh or eighth international position with 0.32 per 100 inhabitants. According to the Robert Koch Institute, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt and Hesse lead by countries before Bavaria and Berlin. The persons entitled to vaccinate are determined by the federal government’s vaccination requirements.
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# 7 Italy
Since the start of the campaign at the end of December, Italy has administered the most vaccine doses against Covid-10 in Europe after the British and Germans: almost 119,000 as of January 4th. It was in seventh place worldwide. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte paid tribute to the start of vaccination with a comparison of the resurrection. Italy has one of the highest corona-related death rates in Europe.
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# 8 Canada
For the New Year, many Canadians were drawn to the ice, like here in Toronto. Canada also started the year with more than 100,000 vaccinations administered. This makes it eighth among the 30 countries that have started immunization against Covid-19 – and belongs to the wealthy group of countries that have now secured 96 percent of the two available vaccines from Biontech and Moderna.