On Tuesday 8 December 90-year-old Margaret Keenan, a resident of Coventry, UK, was officially the first person in the world to be vaccinated. Since that day, tens of millions of doses have been administered all over the world, obviously following the timing of the vaccination campaigns organized by individual countries.
At the top of the countries with the highest rate of vaccinated people is Israel: nearly two million people have already received the first dose of the vaccine, and mass administration of the second dose began on Sunday 10 January. In total, the inhabitants of Israel are almost 9 million and at the moment more than 70 percent of those over 60 have been vaccinated, considered one of the categories most at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Among the most vaccinated European countries, however, Great Britain stands out, which was the first in Europe to launch the immunization campaign. Having thus exceeded the threshold of 15 million people who received at least one dose, London has reached the goal of covering the first four risk bands with at least one inoculation by 15 February.
The US is also well advanced, having promised 100 million vaccines within the first 100 days of the start of the vaccination campaign. The number of Americans who have been vaccinated has for a few days exceeded that of the infected and the daily average is one million 368 thousand doses administered.
On the other hand, in Russia, one month after the start of the vaccination campaign, the precise number of people who received the vaccine is not known. The figure is not yet officially disclosed and there is only fragmentary information to maintain the confidentiality of Russian citizens.