Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

By The Visual and Data Journalism Team
BBC News

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More than 5.8 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, in over 195 countries worldwide.

However, there are vast differences in the pace of progress in different parts of the world.

Some countries have secured and delivered doses to a large proportion of their population - but others are some way behind.

Global vaccine rollout

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World
74.4
5,856,690,339
China
149.7
2,174,590,441
India
55.4
771,341,641
US
113.9
383,038,403
Brazil
101.2
216,611,648
Japan
118.9
149,882,538
Indonesia
43.5
120,328,133
Germany
125.1
104,949,545
Turkey
122.3
104,020,938
Mexico
72.3
94,144,251
UK
138.2
92,732,958
France
136.6
92,262,410
Russia
59.6
86,956,254
Italy
135.6
81,850,468
Pakistan
31.3
70,402,987
Spain
147.5
68,955,191
South Korea
108.2
55,514,851
Canada
143.9
54,772,096
Argentina
105.1
47,936,962
Thailand
59.5
41,647,101
Saudi Arabia
114.5
40,480,932
Philippines
36.0
40,030,388
Malaysia
121.1
39,685,414
Colombia
73.8
37,830,713
Morocco
99.7
37,238,088
Poland
97.5
36,841,191
Iran
43.2
36,753,231
Bangladesh
21.6
35,861,843
Vietnam
32.9
32,296,517
Chile
159.7
30,673,101
Sri Lanka
113.8
24,463,453
Australia
92.1
23,751,922
Netherlands
129.0
22,153,083
Cambodia
125.8
21,321,845
Peru
63.8
21,271,177
Ecuador
113.6
20,320,001
United Arab Emirates
192.6
19,247,164
Uzbekistan
51.4
17,435,318
Cuba
149.7
16,943,296
Belgium
141.2
16,429,512
South Africa
26.1
15,683,797
Portugal
152.9
15,550,992
Israel
166.2
14,607,688
Sweden
131.4
13,353,467
Kazakhstan
69.6
13,213,887
Taiwan
54.2
12,938,098
Egypt
11.5
11,989,196
Greece
113.9
11,817,112
Czech Republic
109.0
11,686,508
Dominican Republic
105.5
11,552,920
Nepal
38.9
11,530,345
Ukraine
25.8
11,229,655
Venezuela
38.6
11,094,206
Austria
118.2
10,685,286
Switzerland
115.0
10,021,243
Algeria
22.4
9,989,662
Romania
51.8
9,901,220
Hungary
96.0
9,249,943
Singapore
153.9
9,072,802
Denmark
149.8
8,710,342
Myanmar
14.9
8,184,418
Azerbaijan
76.4
7,806,235
Norway
137.9
7,537,608
Finland
131.5
7,293,811
Ireland
142.0
7,075,889
El Salvador
108.4
7,065,918
Tunisia
57.9
6,911,801
Jordan
65.9
6,766,704
Iraq
16.2
6,672,182
Bolivia
53.6
6,347,661
Serbia
90.9
6,186,509
Uruguay
171.7
5,983,198
Guatemala
32.1
5,862,778
Nigeria
2.8
5,858,737
Panama
114.0
4,996,138
Zimbabwe
32.5
4,911,122
Costa Rica
94.8
4,872,085
Honduras
46.1
4,637,151
Qatar
158.1
4,633,897
Slovakia
84.8
4,628,453
New Zealand
94.0
4,569,255
Laos
59.7
4,402,770
Mongolia
131.2
4,367,512
Oman
83.0
4,336,872
Paraguay
59.2
4,271,051
Tajikistan
35.4
3,446,777
Mozambique
10.7
3,427,486
Croatia
82.0
3,348,958
Lithuania
122.9
3,306,744
Belarus
34.0
3,206,505
Kenya
5.8
3,192,099
Rwanda
21.7
2,882,134
Ethiopia
2.4
2,879,482
Lebanon
39.7
2,690,346
Bahrain
144.9
2,532,879
Angola
7.3
2,469,333
Bulgaria
35.5
2,448,482
Kuwait
54.9
2,375,455
Slovenia
97.5
2,027,790
Afghanistan
5.0
1,979,652
Palestinian Territories
34.7
1,810,211
Senegal
10.3
1,768,064
Mauritius
127.7
1,625,865
Albania
56.6
1,625,636
Ivory Coast
6.0
1,620,480
Georgia
40.5
1,610,309
Latvia
84.3
1,574,656
Uganda
3.0
1,436,264
Sudan
3.2
1,423,327
North Macedonia
67.8
1,411,735
Libya
19.9
1,381,309
Guinea
10.2
1,374,371
Moldova
33.6
1,352,754
Estonia
99.8
1,322,344
Kyrgyzstan
19.8
1,315,525
Ghana
4.0
1,271,393
Cyprus
127.0
1,127,991
Kosovo
57.4
1,110,286
Bosnia and Herzegovina
32.5
1,060,145
Bhutan
134.1
1,046,117
Trinidad and Tobago
72.0
1,009,873
Malawi
4.9
956,031
Fiji
101.0
912,149
Malta
157.2
808,968
Luxembourg
122.8
779,620
Nicaragua
11.0
735,252
Maldives
131.7
715,975
Jamaica
23.5
699,544
Togo
7.7
651,941
Zambia
3.4
649,919
Timor-Leste
47.9
643,324
Niger
2.5
621,853
Botswana
24.5
587,595
Iceland
159.0
545,863
Guyana
64.8
512,067
Cameroon
1.6
444,521
Montenegro
67.9
426,662
Syria
2.2
403,254
Brunei
87.3
385,602
Suriname
63.2
374,184
Namibia
14.5
374,178
Mali
1.8
370,529
Equatorial Guinea
25.5
370,163
Cape Verde
65.6
368,789
Somalia
2.1
351,305
Tanzania
0.6
350,000
Armenia
11.3
335,721
Comoros
37.6
334,369
Mauritania
7.0
333,089
Yemen
1.1
322,934
Congo
5.6
319,231
Madagascar
1.0
283,091
Belize
64.5
261,183
Sierra Leone
2.7
221,110
Barbados
76.2
219,138
Eswatini
17.9
210,277
Seychelles
211.6
209,338
Gambia
8.1
201,835
Lesotho
9.3
201,795
Benin
1.4
174,104
Bahamas
43.6
173,130
Burkina Faso
0.8
166,160
Papua New Guinea
1.7
154,710
Jersey
148.8
150,379
Gabon
6.4
146,464
Samoa
71.2
142,566
Isle of Man
150.9
128,915
DR Congo
0.1
120,062
Liberia
2.2
113,680
Central African Republic
2.3
112,492
Chad
0.6
104,707
Cayman Islands
157.3
104,609
Guernsey
151.1
101,290
Solomon Islands
13.9
97,744
Andorra
120.8
93,430
Bermuda
138.4
85,914
Antigua and Barbuda
81.0
79,922
Gibraltar
235.0
79,190
Greenland
134.1
76,260
Faroe Islands
149.2
73,208
Saint Lucia
38.8
71,517
Tonga
64.1
68,404
South Sudan
0.6
67,109
Djibouti
6.6
66,010
Sao Tome and Principe
25.6
57,154
Turks and Caicos Islands
132.2
51,838
Haiti
0.4
50,624
Vanuatu
16.1
50,620
Monaco
124.7
49,262
Grenada
42.6
48,140
San Marino
138.0
46,917
Saint Kitts and Nevis
87.2
46,716
Liechtenstein
117.1
44,779
Dominica
60.1
43,394
Turkmenistan
0.7
41,993
British Virgin Islands
105.9
32,229
St Vincent and the Grenadines
28.9
32,126
Kiribati
25.8
31,332
Guinea-Bissau
1.5
31,090
Cook Islands
127.8
22,456
Anguilla
122.2
18,481
Nauru
136.7
14,863
Tuvalu
89.7
10,692
Saint Helena
129.5
7,892
Falkland Islands
124.9
4,407
Montserrat
57.0
2,840
Niue
145.7
2,352
Tokelau
70.8
968
Pitcairn
200.0
94
British Indian Ocean Territory
0
0
Burundi
0
0
Eritrea
0
0
North Korea
0
0
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
0
0
Vatican
0
0

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Who is receiving vaccines?

With an aim to give doses to nearly every adult around the world, this is the largest vaccination programme in history.

Overall, China and India have administered the highest number of doses, with about 2.2 billion and 770 million respectively. The US ranks third, with more than 380 million.

While countries in Europe and the Americas are progressing well with their vaccination campaigns, many states in Africa have experienced some supply issues.

Global vaccine rollout

Many poorer countries are relying on deliveries from Covax, a scheme led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), which is trying to ensure everyone in the world has access to a Covid vaccine.

Covax had planned to deliver about two billion vaccine doses globally by the end of the year, but it has now downgraded its supply forecast by 25% to 1.4 billion - the result of global export bans, production challenges and slow regulatory approval processes.

So far the scheme has shipped about 280 million vaccines.

Leaders of the G7 countries have pledged to supply one billion vaccine doses to poorer countries, either directly or through the Covax scheme.

Which vaccines are in use?

The vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech was the first approved by the WHO, followed by several others.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is now the most widely used around the globe.

Unlike Pfizer's jab - which has to be kept at an extremely cold temperature (-70C) - the Oxford vaccine can be stored in a normal fridge, which makes it easier to distribute.

The African Union has started the distribution of 400 million vaccines produced by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) - which, unlike the Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, only requires one dose.

Most governments are starting with doses for the over-60s, health workers and people who are clinically vulnerable.

In countries such as Israel and the UK, there are already promising signs the vaccines are reducing hospital admissions and deaths.

Worldwide, more than 100 possible vaccines are undergoing trials to test their efficacy and safety.

About this data

Our World in Data, a collaboration between Oxford University and an educational charity, collated the information in the map and table above.

Population figures have been sourced from the United Nations' mid-2020 estimates, and UK data from official government sources and the Office of National Statistics.

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