Seychelles becomes a leader of the world’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign
Fri, 29 January 2021
The Republic of Seychelles ranks first among the countries with the highest rates of vaccination against Covid-19, setting a record average of 1.81 doses per 100 people in the last 7 days, according to the results of Our World in Data global statistics on January 28, 2021.
Seychelles has displaced Israel to second place and has made significantly more progress than the United Arab Emirates with an average of 0.9 doses per 100 inhabitants over the past week.
The leader in the ranking surpasses the United Kingdom, which is ranked fifth with an average of 0.5 doses per 100 people, as well as the United States, which is in eighth place with an average of 0.35 per 100.
The statistics show the number of people who have received only the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
The Government of Seychelles hopes to begin administering second COVID-19 vaccination dose on February 7, 2021, the Seychelles News Agency reported.
As of January 27, more than 25,000 people had received a first dose of a vaccine, which represents 27 percent of the total population of Seychelles and 37 percent of the 70 000 people target so as to achieve herd immunity in the country.