At the beginning of the year 2021, there were several Middle East countries that were leading the world on the vaccination plan. The countries of the western part had not even started their vaccination plan to the fullest back then. Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain topped the list when it came to doses administered per 100 people at the start of the year.

However, now they have all gone in different directions. It is true that the three countries are still in the Top 10 Countries of the world who have received the most vaccination. As of June 29, 57.8% of Bahrain’s population were fully vaccinated, and 59.7% of Israel’s residents received both doses of the Covid vaccine, according to Our World in Data. The UAE’s data on fully vaccinated individuals was last updated on April 20, when the figure stood at 38.8%.

Three Middle East Countries Led The World on Vaccines Early

Israel’s new daily cases plummeted when the vaccine were given to the citizens, and that was the case until early May where there was an increase in the number of cases. Caseloads are a fraction of previous peaks but have risen rapidly in recent days. The cases are increasing because of the highly contagious delta variant.

In UAE, Cases have fallen from the record highs reported in January and temporarily dipped to the mid-1,000 level in May but have otherwise mostly stayed around the same region.

Infections in Bahrain were hitting a top record when in late May, although the vaccination plan was still going on ahead in full force. According to Our World in Data, the kingdom reported 3,273 new cases on May 29. This was indeed the highest they had seen at that point in time.