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10 countries that lead the world in vaccinating their people against Covid-19

22 January 2021 2:07 PM
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Only Israel and the UAE are further along than the tiny African nation of Seychelles, ranked 178th by the size of its economy.

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Only Israel and the UAE are further along in vaccinating their populations against Covid-19 than the tiny African nation of Seychelles.

Seychelles – ranked 178th in the world by the size of its economy - have vaccinated 13.4% of its population.

Israel comfortably leads the world, having vaccinated 38% of its population, followed by the UAE (22.7%).

Israel leads the world in vaccinating its population against Covid-19. © Sergei Babenko/123rf

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Countries ranked by proportion of the population that has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine (Our World in Data):

  • Israel (38%)

  • United Arab Emirates (22.7%)

  • Seychelles (13.4%)

  • Bahrain (8.5%)

  • United Kingdom (8%)

  • United States (5.3%)

  • Malta (3.25%)

  • Denmark (3.2%)

  • Ireland (2.5%)

  • Lithuania (2.4%)

  • Spain (2.4%)

Seychelles is dependent on tourism for 65% of its GDP.

It reopened its borders this week and lifted quarantine requirements for travellers who can provide proof of having been vaccinated against Covid-19.




22 January 2021 2:07 PM
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Israel
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Seychelles
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