According to data from Bloomberg, as of June 19, more than 2.55 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been injected in 180 countries and territories around the world. This is enough to fully inject about 16.7% of the global population. The latest vaccination rate reached 37.3 million doses/day.
In terms of quantity, China currently leads the world with more than 966 million doses of vaccine administered to its people. Following is the EU and the US with more than 319 million and 316 million doses of vaccines, respectively.
In terms of speed, leading the world is the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles with 71.5% of the population having received at least one dose of the vaccine. It is followed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 66.5% and the Maldives with 66.3%.
In the UK, 54.6% of the population has received at least one dose. This rate in the US is 49.3%, Canada 41.7%, Singapore 41.1%, European Union (EU) 35.9%, China 34.5%, Korea 17.5%, Japan Version 11.4%… This rate in Vietnam is 1% of the population with nearly 2 million doses of vaccine injected.
Israel was the first country to show the effectiveness of nationwide vaccination. The country leads the world in vaccination rates. In February 2021, more than 84% of people over 70 years old in this country were fully vaccinated. As a result, the number of severe Covid-19 infections and deaths in this country quickly decreased sharply. Currently, 58.8% of the country’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
However, there is a large disparity in the number and speed of vaccination in different regions. Currently, the 27 richest countries and regions in the world account for 25.7% of the total vaccine doses administered. In terms of speed, the highest-income countries and regions are now injecting vaccines 30 times faster than the lowest-income countries.
In the US alone, the average vaccination rate last week was 1.36 million doses/day. At this rate, the US may need 4 more months to fully vaccinate 75% of the population.
Globally, at a rate of 37.3 million doses/day, it will take another 8 months to fully immunize 75% of the population. However, analysts predict this rate will likely increase gradually as manufacturers bring more vaccines to the market.