Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

By The Visual and Data Journalism Team
BBC News

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More than 11.5 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
59
11,537,618,404
China
86
3,334,018,000
India
61
1,876,721,584
US
66
572,829,658
Brazil
76
426,987,455
Indonesia
59
398,738,106
Japan
80
269,554,770
Bangladesh
70
256,921,270
Pakistan
54
245,569,444
Vietnam
79
203,144,374
Mexico
61
198,353,262
Germany
75
172,662,731
Russia
50
165,983,904
Iran
68
148,688,755
Turkey
62
147,441,608
Philippines
60
145,008,878
France
78
142,707,489
UK
73
142,014,650
Italy
79
136,613,343
Thailand
73
132,328,077
South Korea
87
121,111,461
Argentina
82
98,193,192
Spain
86
94,295,766
Canada
82
83,635,237
Colombia
69
82,241,178
Egypt
32
80,130,948
Peru
80
71,096,207
Malaysia
81
70,118,091
Saudi Arabia
70
63,823,469
Australia
83
57,111,207
Morocco
63
54,379,321
Poland
59
54,172,710
Myanmar
42
53,750,345
Chile
91
52,241,726
Taiwan
78
52,007,981
Uzbekistan
42
46,569,941
Nepal
66
41,247,086
Sri Lanka
67
39,365,274
Venezuela
50
37,860,994
Cambodia
84
37,654,417
Cuba
88
35,672,949
South Africa
30
34,600,601
Netherlands
72
34,263,043
Ecuador
77
34,006,476
Nigeria
6
33,932,163
Ukraine
35
31,668,577
Ethiopia
18
29,411,822
Mozambique
41
27,843,440
Belgium
79
25,305,076
United Arab Emirates
97
24,656,750
Portugal
93
22,923,599
Sweden
75
21,631,651
Kazakhstan
49
20,918,681
Greece
73
20,794,924
Rwanda
61
20,141,669
Uganda
21
19,399,787
Angola
18
18,756,893
Austria
73
18,242,918
Israel
66
18,126,816
Iraq
18
17,943,392
Kenya
15
17,734,375
Czech Republic
64
17,560,226
Romania
42
16,769,502
Guatemala
33
16,708,547
Hungary
64
16,498,370
Hong Kong
80
15,695,922
Switzerland
69
15,664,046
Dominican Republic
54
15,583,331
Ghana
16
14,228,848
Singapore
91
13,932,269
Algeria
14
13,704,895
Azerbaijan
47
13,627,588
Denmark
83
13,216,001
Bolivia
49
13,201,270
Tunisia
53
13,073,517
Honduras
48
12,118,425
Ivory Coast
20
11,872,480
Belarus
58
11,778,178
Finland
78
11,731,694
Tajikistan
50
11,532,475
Norway
74
11,290,711
New Zealand
80
11,029,448
Ireland
81
10,837,561
El Salvador
66
10,620,638
Laos
65
10,561,960
Costa Rica
79
10,508,830
Zimbabwe
24
10,213,714
Nicaragua
66
10,003,541
Jordan
44
9,874,355
Paraguay
48
8,621,956
Serbia
48
8,494,958
Uruguay
82
8,153,459
Panama
70
8,012,183
Kuwait
76
7,939,118
Turkmenistan
48
7,140,000
Slovakia
51
7,063,998
Sudan
8
7,037,185
Oman
58
7,030,077
Qatar
89
6,740,482
Guinea
18
5,952,680
Afghanistan
12
5,948,889
Mongolia
65
5,485,869
Lebanon
33
5,310,268
Croatia
55
5,240,310
Tanzania
5
5,031,070
Lithuania
70
4,476,811
Bulgaria
30
4,376,702
Palestinian Territories
34
3,716,803
Zambia
13
3,714,453
Syria
8
3,609,370
Libya
16
3,451,352
Bahrain
70
3,430,347
Benin
20
3,112,919
Kyrgyzstan
19
3,001,180
Slovenia
59
2,987,564
Latvia
70
2,882,780
Georgia
32
2,876,960
Sierra Leone
14
2,868,978
Albania
43
2,801,345
Togo
18
2,757,575
Niger
6
2,689,995
Mauritius
76
2,567,436
Botswana
54
2,517,260
Somalia
8
2,511,394
Senegal
6
2,496,373
Burkina Faso
6
2,440,917
Chad
12
2,291,152
Madagascar
4
2,236,368
Liberia
21
2,201,300
Moldova
26
2,143,365
Armenia
33
2,141,957
Mauritania
22
2,118,211
Malawi
4
1,993,981
Estonia
64
1,980,917
Mali
5
1,941,434
Bosnia and Herzegovina
26
1,924,950
Bhutan
85
1,888,156
North Macedonia
40
1,845,493
Kosovo
46
1,825,488
Central African Republic
18
1,821,498
Cameroon
4
1,820,196
Cyprus
72
1,777,994
Trinidad and Tobago
51
1,551,330
Congo
12
1,496,858
Fiji
70
1,438,393
Timor-Leste
45
1,417,237
Jamaica
23
1,412,239
Macau
84
1,332,518
Luxembourg
73
1,285,351
Malta
91
1,271,501
Brunei
92
1,084,543
Maldives
71
941,070
Lesotho
34
905,438
Guyana
46
898,907
DR Congo
0.5583
881,240
Namibia
15
839,674
Yemen
1
814,569
Iceland
79
805,469
Cape Verde
55
728,077
Montenegro
45
671,242
Gabon
11
650,502
South Sudan
5
645,347
Comoros
34
637,961
Papua New Guinea
3
586,000
Guinea-Bissau
17
562,620
Eswatini
27
509,424
Suriname
40
505,189
Equatorial Guinea
15
476,752
Belize
52
471,581
Solomon Islands
20
425,059
Samoa
74
395,440
Gambia
13
363,353
Bahamas
40
339,546
Barbados
53
313,487
Vanuatu
38
301,000
Haiti
1
267,133
Jersey
79
231,170
Sao Tome and Principe
39
208,657
Seychelles
81
199,850
Isle of Man
78
189,681
Tonga
67
181,220
Djibouti
11
174,640
Andorra
69
152,301
Guernsey
81
150,724
Cayman Islands
88
142,198
Kiribati
46
136,758
Bermuda
76
131,441
Antigua and Barbuda
62
125,605
Gibraltar
123
119,855
Saint Lucia
29
119,444
Faroe Islands
83
103,894
Grenada
34
87,699
Greenland
68
79,745
Liechtenstein
69
70,512
St Vincent and the Grenadines
27
70,032
San Marino
69
69,164
Turks and Caicos Islands
75
68,800
Dominica
42
66,357
Monaco
65
65,140
Saint Kitts and Nevis
49
60,467
British Virgin Islands
58
40,697
Cook Islands
84
39,596
Anguilla
65
23,126
Nauru
79
22,976
Tuvalu
52
12,528
Burundi
0.0859
11,083
Saint Helena
58
7,892
Falkland Islands
50
4,407
Montserrat
37
4,229
Niue
88
4,161
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 more than 3.3 billion and 1.8 billion respectively. The US is third, with around 572 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 2021, 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 everyone aged five and over in the EU, US, UK and other countries. Children aged between five and 11-years old receive a smaller dose of the vaccine than those aged 12 and over. The Sinovac vaccine is being used for children as young as three in China and Colombia.

Early studies suggest the 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 157 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.