Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

By The Visual and Data Journalism Team
BBC News

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More than seven 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
100.9
7,943,396,224
China
172.3
2,502,367,788
India
87.8
1,223,194,701
US
135.1
454,447,737
Brazil
143.2
306,519,588
Indonesia
84.3
232,869,968
Japan
156.2
196,915,615
Mexico
101.6
132,308,788
Russia
86.1
125,594,890
Pakistan
54.4
122,561,478
Germany
145.2
121,857,098
Turkey
141.2
120,114,498
Vietnam
121.0
118,768,386
UK
168.3
114,809,189
Iran
123.0
104,609,358
France
153.9
103,983,223
Italy
158.3
95,571,957
Bangladesh
56.4
93,786,813
Thailand
131.7
92,125,296
South Korea
165.2
84,760,570
Philippines
70.7
78,528,357
Spain
162.6
76,026,523
Argentina
148.6
67,781,433
Canada
158.8
60,438,189
Colombia
109.6
56,199,245
Malaysia
162.0
53,108,874
Morocco
130.5
48,719,196
Saudi Arabia
133.9
47,309,172
Poland
110.0
41,568,021
Peru
122.7
40,928,723
Chile
212.1
40,741,174
Australia
151.6
39,095,588
Egypt
35.4
36,906,765
Uzbekistan
98.4
33,407,074
Taiwan
128.5
30,648,405
Sri Lanka
138.0
29,664,809
Cambodia
168.7
28,581,422
Cuba
250.7
28,373,238
Myanmar
47.2
25,869,175
South Africa
42.1
25,274,889
Netherlands
142.6
24,487,879
Ukraine
55.9
24,288,230
Ecuador
134.7
24,088,225
Venezuela
80.7
23,156,914
United Arab Emirates
215.7
21,548,528
Nepal
57.9
17,196,377
Belgium
147.0
17,098,813
Kazakhstan
88.3
16,766,179
Portugal
160.4
16,308,391
Israel
174.0
16,165,200
Sweden
154.0
15,644,748
Romania
77.3
14,783,340
Greece
136.4
14,144,357
Dominican Republic
125.8
13,778,350
Austria
151.9
13,734,781
Hungary
141.1
13,598,032
Czech Republic
124.7
13,372,609
Algeria
27.0
12,032,500
Iraq
28.4
11,715,365
Switzerland
133.9
11,667,889
Azerbaijan
102.6
10,486,650
Tunisia
87.3
10,416,390
Singapore
184.9
10,083,329
Guatemala
54.3
9,909,441
Mozambique
30.2
9,706,476
Denmark
166.5
9,681,985
Nigeria
4.6
9,640,048
El Salvador
140.3
9,143,938
Angola
26.6
9,026,310
Rwanda
65.9
8,748,557
Norway
156.7
8,563,552
Ethiopia
7.2
8,478,852
Finland
149.8
8,313,949
Ireland
161.9
8,067,138
Bolivia
68.0
8,041,447
Honduras
78.7
7,916,340
Jordan
76.5
7,853,665
Serbia
114.2
7,844,822
Turkmenistan
123.9
7,580,976
New Zealand
145.7
7,462,890
Costa Rica
136.9
7,034,279
Kenya
12.7
6,959,988
Uruguay
194.6
6,781,687
Zimbabwe
43.5
6,568,694
Nicaragua
90.0
6,033,123
Belarus
63.3
5,975,709
Oman
113.6
5,934,585
Paraguay
82.0
5,921,882
Laos
79.0
5,830,021
Panama
128.1
5,613,973
Tajikistan
54.3
5,291,837
Afghanistan
12.8
5,116,767
Qatar
169.3
4,961,912
Slovakia
90.8
4,959,747
Uganda
10.1
4,751,422
Mongolia
132.5
4,409,756
Croatia
100.7
4,111,402
Ivory Coast
14.2
3,845,788
Lithuania
136.4
3,670,082
Lebanon
52.7
3,570,392
Ghana
11.0
3,493,688
Bulgaria
47.8
3,295,198
Palestinian Territories
57.9
3,024,477
Bahrain
166.4
2,908,925
Kuwait
61.6
2,668,082
Slovenia
128.0
2,660,915
Guinea
18.2
2,457,214
Libya
32.9
2,291,638
Latvia
117.0
2,183,900
Georgia
54.2
2,155,561
Albania
72.5
2,081,782
Kyrgyzstan
30.0
1,991,733
Senegal
11.1
1,908,088
Mauritius
147.3
1,875,132
Mauritania
36.3
1,734,046
North Macedonia
80.5
1,675,793
Sudan
3.7
1,659,666
Moldova
40.1
1,614,235
Kosovo
90.6
1,614,212
Bosnia and Herzegovina
47.6
1,553,874
Togo
17.8
1,507,722
Estonia
111.5
1,478,044
Syria
7.7
1,414,665
Malawi
7.1
1,399,007
Botswana
56.4
1,352,557
Cyprus
144.9
1,298,388
Trinidad and Tobago
91.6
1,285,160
Fiji
134.4
1,213,236
Bhutan
147.9
1,153,283
Armenia
37.4
1,110,891
Jamaica
37.0
1,100,168
Timor-Leste
79.5
1,068,010
Zambia
5.6
1,062,540
Tanzania
1.6
1,001,610
Somalia
5.9
964,433
Niger
3.8
963,041
Malta
183.9
949,337
Cameroon
3.4
923,643
Luxembourg
138.3
877,632
Maldives
141.2
767,794
Yemen
2.5
759,220
Sierra Leone
9.1
744,826
Brunei
168.7
744,790
Mali
3.5
734,759
Guyana
85.3
674,075
Burkina Faso
3.1
661,796
Namibia
25.1
649,840
Iceland
185.6
637,380
Madagascar
2.2
625,884
Congo
11.1
625,579
Lesotho
28.6
617,671
Liberia
11.4
589,628
Cape Verde
96.1
539,908
Montenegro
84.1
528,111
Comoros
53.6
476,350
Suriname
80.3
475,442
Equatorial Guinea
30.7
444,989
Papua New Guinea
4.8
435,991
Central African Republic
8.6
422,496
Belize
99.7
403,528
Benin
3.1
383,501
Guinea-Bissau
18.1
365,089
Eswatini
25.0
293,353
Barbados
100.8
289,933
Gabon
12.2
277,979
Bahamas
69.2
274,502
Gambia
10.8
268,008
Chad
1.5
249,651
Samoa
111.7
223,504
South Sudan
1.9
218,154
Solomon Islands
27.5
193,817
DR Congo
0.2
186,749
Haiti
1.6
184,769
Jersey
181.1
183,066
Seychelles
180.1
178,093
Isle of Man
155.8
133,094
Vanuatu
41.2
129,582
Cayman Islands
182.1
121,080
Antigua and Barbuda
118.6
117,072
Tonga
109.4
116,753
Sao Tome and Principe
51.2
114,251
Andorra
135.1
104,534
Guernsey
164.3
104,131
Bermuda
163.2
101,341
Saint Lucia
54.6
100,621
Djibouti
9.9
99,679
Gibraltar
289.7
97,601
Faroe Islands
159.7
78,347
Greenland
136.6
77,655
Grenada
64.9
73,320
Kiribati
60.1
72,912
Turks and Caicos Islands
143.6
56,343
Dominica
76.4
55,134
St Vincent and the Grenadines
48.4
53,805
Saint Kitts and Nevis
96.0
51,414
Liechtenstein
131.9
50,469
Monaco
126.5
49,980
San Marino
140.6
47,811
British Virgin Islands
113.8
34,608
Cook Islands
138.4
24,326
Anguilla
126.1
19,066
Nauru
136.7
14,863
Tuvalu
101.6
12,114
Saint Helena
129.5
7,892
Falkland Islands
124.9
4,407
Montserrat
59.2
2,949
Niue
145.7
2,352
Tokelau
141.5
1,936
Burundi
0.012
1,438
Pitcairn
200.0
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 about 2.5 billion and 1.2 billion respectively. The US ranks third, with more than 450 million.

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

The World Health Organization Europe head (WHO) Hans Kluge has warned that Europe is once again "at the epicentre" of the Covid pandemic and blames the rise on insufficient vaccine take-up and the relaxation of public health and social measures.

Global vaccine rollout

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The World Health Organization (WHO) had set a target of 10% of the population of all countries to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of September. However, more than 50 countries failed to reach that level of protection.

The WHO is now pushing for 40% to be vaccinated by the end of the year and more than 70% by mid-2022.

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 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 distributed more than 507 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.

Chart showing which vaccines are being used the most: Oxford-AstraZeneca top, followed by Pfizer-BioNTech. Updated 22 Nov
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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. 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.

In countries such as Israel and the UK, there are already promising signs the vaccines are reducing hospital admissions and deaths. They are also among some countries offering booster shots at least six months after a second dose.

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

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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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