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Provided by Xinhua | A health worker unloads a box containing COVID-19 vaccines made by the Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Jan. 4, 2021. (Photo by Surya Betha/Xinhua)

BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday received the COVID-19 vaccine shot developed by China's biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, becoming the first Indonesian inoculated to show that the vaccine is safe.

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on around the world and global cases have surpassed 91 million, many are looking to vaccines that offer light at the end of the tunnel. Leaders of various countries have tried to convince their citizens that certain types of vaccines are safe and effective.

Who else are among the world leaders who have been vaccinated against COVID-19? Take a look below.


U.S. PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN, VP-ELECT KAMALA HARRIS & VP MIKE PENCE

Provided by Xinhua | Photo taken in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, on Nov. 7, 2020, shows the live stream of U.S. Democratic nominee Joe Biden delivering a speech in Wilmington, Delaware. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, four weeks after he was administered the first shot.

Biden was injected the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a hospital in Newark, Delaware, his home state where his transition headquarters is based. He received the first dose on Dec. 21.

Aside from Biden, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 29 live on television, while U.S. Vice President Mike Pence received the coronavirus vaccine live on television on Dec. 18.


QUEEN ELIZABETH II & THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Provided by Xinhua | A screen shows British Queen Elizabeth II and a quote from her speech on the fight against COVID-19 at Piccadilly Circus in London, Britain, April 13, 2020. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, have received COVID-19 vaccinations, according to Buckingham Palace.

The vaccinations were administered on Saturday by a household doctor at Windsor Castle where the royal couple have been spending the lockdown, British media reported Saturday, citing a royal source.


ISRAELI PM BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

Provided by Xinhua | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in central Israeli city of Ramat Gan on Jan. 9, 2021. (Miriam Alster/JINI via Xinhua)

Three weeks after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received the second dosage of the vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening.

Netanyahu is the first Israeli to receive both doses of the vaccine, weeks after a major roll-out of the vaccinations began in the country.


GREEK PRESIDENT KATERINA SAKELLAROPOULOU & PM KYRIAKOS MITSOTAKIS

Provided by Xinhua | Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (L) receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Evaggelismos Hospital in Athens, Greece, Dec. 27, 2020. (Pool via Xinhua)

Provided by Xinhua | Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (R) gets an injection of the COVID-19 vaccine at Attikon University Hospital in Athens, Greece, Dec. 27, 2020. (Kostas Tsironis/Pool via Xinhua)

"Today all Greeks are smiling behind our masks. The vaccine is the only way to be able to permanently leave behind this COVID adventure," said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who, together with President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was among the first Greeks vaccinated against COVID-19 on Dec. 27.


VP, PM of UAE & RULER OF DUBAI SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM

Provided by Xinhua | Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE vice president and ruler of Dubai, speaks during the ceremony of signing the charter for the Arab Group for Space Collaboration in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2019. (Xinhua)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 3.

Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter that "while receiving the COVID-19 vaccine today, we wish everyone safety and great health, and we are proud of our teams who have worked relentlessly to make the vaccine available in the UAE. The future will always be better in the UAE."

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