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Pandemic These countries are leaders in corona vaccination

Germany vaccinated against Covid-19. The start of the campaign was accompanied by a lot of criticism.
Germany vaccinated against Covid-19. The start of the campaign was accompanied by a lot of criticism.imago images / penofoto

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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