4 Billion Doses of Coronavirus Vaccines Administered Worldwide
4 Billion doses of Coronavirus vaccines have been administered at a time where vaccination campaigns in the world are in a slight decline
More than 4 billion doses of Coronavirus vaccines have been administered worldwide, according to an AFP tally based on official sources.
Due to injections slightly decreasing, the fourth billion of distributed doses took 30 days to reach, while the third billion took 26 days, 40 days to reach the second billion, and 140 for the first billion.
In absolute numbers, China has administered forty percent (1.6 billion) of the four billion shots. India (451 million) and the US (343 million). The trio are the countries with the highest vaccinations yet.
The vaccination rate in countries with populations greater than one million people
Among nations with populations of more than one million people, the Middle East leads the list, with the United Arab Emirates providing 168 first and second doses per 100 people, followed by Uruguay (137) and Bahrain (134).
With these figures, the UAE is on the verge of fully vaccinating 70% of its population and the percentage of fully vaccinated people has exceeded 60% in Uruguay and Bahrain.
The countries are followed by Qatar, Chile, Canada (129 doses per 100 people), Singapore (125), the UK, Mongolia, Denmark (124), and Belgium (121). In these countries, the population of fully immunized people exceeds 50%.
As for China (111), the US (104), and the European Union (103), the US and the European Union have fully given nearly half of their population the vaccine.
Last June, Hanz Kluge, the director of the World Health Organization's regional office in Europe, stated that "Europe has not yet emerged from the dangerous cycle caused by the pandemic, despite the low number of infections and deaths recorded."
Despite numerous impoverished countries launching vaccination campaigns using COVAX facilities and vaccine donations by rich countries, immunization against COVID-19 is still unequal. High-income countries (as defined by the World Bank) have given an average of 97 doses per 100 people, compared to only 1.6 doses in low-income countries.
It is noteworthy that by calculating the average, for every 100 people in the world, 5 doses were given. To date, 3 countries have not begun their vaccination campaigns yet: Burundi, Eritrea, and North Korea.