Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

By The Visual and Data Journalism Team
BBC News

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More than nine billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, in at least 197 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
50
9,676,232,062
China
85
2,937,632,000
India
47
1,570,696,006
US
62
526,898,876
Brazil
68
343,352,666
Indonesia
15
296,048,521
Japan
79
202,119,019
Vietnam
70
166,942,276
Pakistan
34
166,837,089
Germany
72
158,497,879
Russia
47
149,979,932
Mexico
56
148,938,454
Bangladesh
34
144,171,163
Turkey
61
139,230,188
UK
70
136,392,116
France
75
130,868,599
Iran
62
125,973,179
Italy
75
120,279,992
Philippines
50
118,944,887
South Korea
85
109,835,312
Thailand
65
102,681,943
Spain
82
86,659,108
Argentina
74
82,438,934
Canada
78
73,959,132
Colombia
58
67,904,417
Malaysia
78
60,884,363
Egypt
23
58,836,189
Saudi Arabia
66
53,990,391
Peru
66
52,286,639
Morocco
62
51,321,365
Poland
57
49,558,781
Australia
78
46,034,466
Chile
87
45,631,785
Uzbekistan
37
40,657,785
Myanmar
28
36,388,358
Taiwan
71
35,698,752
Sri Lanka
65
34,766,465
Cuba
86
32,600,145
Netherlands
72
31,970,282
Cambodia
81
31,639,875
Venezuela
40
30,049,714
Ukraine
33
29,260,691
Ecuador
73
28,894,911
South Africa
27
28,812,684
Nepal
36
25,275,254
Belgium
76
23,281,887
United Arab Emirates
92
22,985,689
Portugal
90
20,376,463
Greece
69
18,386,304
Sweden
74
18,201,017
Mozambique
24
17,710,506
Kazakhstan
45
17,676,183
Israel
65
17,626,777
Nigeria
2
17,575,151
Austria
74
17,096,777
Czech Republic
63
16,485,054
Romania
41
16,189,204
Hungary
63
15,398,364
Iraq
15
14,846,973
Switzerland
67
14,642,489
Dominican Republic
52
14,336,137
Rwanda
43
13,892,895
Algeria
13
12,906,358
Denmark
80
12,736,242
Angola
13
12,690,132
Tunisia
51
12,535,903
Guatemala
27
12,338,759
Uganda
4
12,220,106
Singapore
87
12,132,375
Azerbaijan
46
11,672,083
Bolivia
41
11,038,398
Ethiopia
1
10,965,020
Kenya
8
10,878,311
Hong Kong
63
10,513,790
Norway
72
10,422,723
Finland
75
10,262,739
Ireland
77
10,144,258
Honduras
44
9,922,570
El Salvador
64
9,651,029
Ghana
9
9,600,792
Belarus
39
8,914,267
New Zealand
76
8,673,633
Serbia
47
8,324,076
Jordan
38
8,265,793
Nicaragua
47
8,135,930
Costa Rica
70
8,016,478
Turkmenistan
52
7,580,976
Zimbabwe
21
7,438,485
Ivory Coast
8
7,359,678
Paraguay
42
7,281,308
Kuwait
75
7,166,114
Uruguay
77
7,146,522
Tajikistan
31
6,893,099
Slovakia
48
6,370,931
Panama
57
6,249,161
Oman
56
6,118,018
Laos
49
5,830,021
Qatar
76
5,412,717
Mongolia
65
5,403,042
Sudan
3
5,251,235
Croatia
54
4,960,419
Afghanistan
10
4,954,809
Lebanon
28
4,704,784
Lithuania
69
4,322,646
Bulgaria
28
4,007,018
Guinea
10
3,421,681
Palestinian Territories
29
3,383,211
Bahrain
68
3,306,303
Syria
5
2,925,563
Libya
13
2,875,173
Slovenia
58
2,872,126
Latvia
68
2,689,094
Georgia
30
2,612,313
Togo
12
2,446,683
Tanzania
2
2,431,769
Mauritania
20
2,424,087
Albania
37
2,419,734
Senegal
6
2,360,122
Kyrgyzstan
15
2,352,641
Botswana
43
2,210,690
Mauritius
72
2,077,156
Zambia
8
2,039,439
Benin
11
1,897,214
Malawi
4
1,859,497
Moldova
25
1,839,531
Niger
4
1,778,173
North Macedonia
39
1,755,026
Kosovo
45
1,716,223
Armenia
25
1,694,518
Cyprus
69
1,635,530
Bosnia and Herzegovina
22
1,553,874
Estonia
62
1,530,080
Somalia
5
1,504,914
Mali
3
1,488,256
Trinidad and Tobago
48
1,454,416
Congo
10
1,295,601
Fiji
68
1,275,172
Jamaica
20
1,262,064
Timor-Leste
41
1,210,070
Burkina Faso
3
1,192,663
Malta
85
1,168,755
Bhutan
73
1,159,639
Liberia
19
1,146,910
Luxembourg
68
1,118,345
Cameroon
2
1,024,333
Macau
71
1,007,906
Madagascar
3
971,426
Sierra Leone
5
923,880
Brunei
91
922,950
Central African Republic
7
902,347
Maldives
68
798,457
Yemen
1
786,027
Namibia
13
759,685
Guyana
38
744,876
Iceland
77
742,545
Lesotho
30
688,097
Montenegro
44
646,083
Cape Verde
48
611,615
Comoros
28
581,547
Gabon
8
566,021
Papua New Guinea
2
515,459
Suriname
39
494,017
Equatorial Guinea
14
453,502
Belize
49
429,697
Eswatini
27
427,073
Guinea-Bissau
1
415,196
DR Congo
0.1736
386,592
Chad
0.5632
381,189
Bahamas
38
312,840
Barbados
51
303,391
Gambia
10
294,698
South Sudan
2
288,900
Samoa
61
264,438
Solomon Islands
9
246,124
Jersey
77
215,231
Djibouti
10
207,952
Haiti
0.6501
199,874
Seychelles
79
183,472
Isle of Man
77
183,063
Vanuatu
16
152,711
Guernsey
81
144,775
Tonga
60
138,148
Sao Tome and Principe
23
137,612
Cayman Islands
86
133,997
Antigua and Barbuda
60
121,415
Andorra
66
117,246
Bermuda
74
115,425
Kiribati
33
111,686
Gibraltar
119
109,609
Saint Lucia
27
106,913
Faroe Islands
83
100,616
Grenada
32
81,106
Greenland
67
78,558
Liechtenstein
67
66,526
St Vincent and the Grenadines
24
61,198
Dominica
40
59,624
San Marino
64
57,708
Turks and Caicos Islands
69
56,343
Saint Kitts and Nevis
48
55,841
Monaco
59
49,980
British Virgin Islands
56
35,970
Cook Islands
72
25,548
Anguilla
61
21,046
Nauru
68
15,128
Tuvalu
49
12,114
Burundi
0.0288
9,007
Saint Helena
58
7,892
Falkland Islands
50
4,407
Montserrat
30
3,092
Niue
71
2,352
Tokelau
71
1,936
Pitcairn
100
94
British Indian Ocean Territory
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 nearly three billion and 1.6 billion respectively. The US is third, with more than 520 million.

Global vaccine rollout

Many poorer countries are relying on deliveries from Covax, a scheme led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, together with the 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 downgraded its supply forecast as a the result of global export bans, production challenges and slow regulatory approval processes.

The scheme has now distributed more than one billion vaccines.

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.

Most governments have started with doses for the over-60s, health workers and people who are clinically vulnerable. After priority groups have been vaccinated, there is a wider rollout among younger age groups.

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for 12 to 15-year-olds in the US, UK, Europe and other countries. The Sinovac vaccine is being used for children as young as three in China and Colombia.

Early studies suggest the newly identified Omicron variant of coronavirus is better able to evade vaccine protection than previous strains, though vaccination still offers strong protection against serious illness and hospitalisation.

A third 'booster' dose of a vaccine does appear to offer protection against infection from Omicron and at least 96 countries have begun booster vaccination programmes.

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-2021 estimates provided by Our World in Data.

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