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The countries that started vaccinating against covid-19 before the EU

The coronavirus vaccine had reached all EU member states. The vaccination campaign began at the end of December. Several countries had already started the immunization process.

China was the first country to start a reserved vaccination campaign against the coronavirus and prioritized those most at risk. More than a million doses of Chinese experimental vaccines have been injected in the country. 

Russia followed the country. On December 5, it began to vaccinate workers at risk with the immunizing Sputnik V, developed by Gamaleya, the Russian National Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.

The third country was the UK. It became the first Western country to license the vaccine developed by the US-German alliance Pfizer/BioNTech.

There, the vaccination campaign began on December 8, and more than 600,000 people received the first of the two doses.

In the West, the vaccination processes against the coronavirus began in Canada and the United States. They started on December 14, with the development of Pfizer/BioNtech.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a million people received the first dose in the United States. Similarly, the US and Canada are also the first two countries to have licensed the Modern American vaccine.

The process began in Switzerland on December 23, and in Serbia on December 24, with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

UAE was the first Middle Eastern country to start vaccination

On the other hand, in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates were the first to launch their campaign with the Chinese Sinopharm doses on December 14 in Abu Dhabi, the capital. Also in the Emirates, Dubai began vaccinating on December 23 with doses of Pfizer-BioNTech.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain began their campaign on December 17, Israel on December 19, Qatar on 23 and Kuwait on 24. Oman started its campaign on December 27. All of these countries initially opted for the Pfizer-BioNTech formula.

Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica began their campaign on December 24 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.

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