The last several weeks have marked the official beginning of COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada and over 400,000 doses have been administered across the country since December 14.

While this certainly indicates progress, it seems like Canada is behind other countries — this graph from Our World In Data compares Canada to the other countries in the lead on vaccinations and the number of doses administered per 100 people.

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According to the data, Canada is in seventh place when it comes to vaccine doses given per 100 people.

We have currently administered just over one (1.03) inoculation per 100 in Canada.

Israel is leading the charge, with 22.3 vaccines administered per 100 citizens.

It is worth noting that the number of doses administered is not equal to the number of completely vaccinated citizens, as some vaccines require two doses.

According to Times of Israel, residents over the age of 50 are now being vaccinated and drive-through inoculation centres are open.

Following Isreal are the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Italy, and Spain, respectively.

Canada aims to have vaccines available to everyone in the country by the end of 2021.

The federal government has also signed an agreement for 20-million more Pfizer doses which could arrive as soon as April.

 
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