Covid-19: Over 3 billion vaccine doses given across the world

Reuters
Reuters

The pace of vaccination has so quickened that while it took 20 weeks to give the first billion, it only took four to give the last one thousand million.



By AFP

Published: Tue 29 Jun 2021, 9:59 PM

More than three billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been given across the world, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday from official sources.

The pace of vaccination has so quickened that while it took 20 weeks to give the first billion, it only took four to give the last one thousand million.

Some four of 10 of the jabs have been given in China (1.2 billion), with India (329 million) and the United States (324 million) also in the top three.

But it is a trio of Middle Eastern countries that leads the way in terms of coverage (when you exclude countries with populations of less than one million), with the UAE having given 153 doses per 100 people, ahead of Bahrain and Israel on 124.

The three have nearly fully vaccinated 60 per cent of their inhabitants. Following them are Chile (118 doses per 100 people), the United Kingdom (113), Mongolia (111), Uruguay (110), Hungary (107), Qatar (107) and the United States (98). These countries have fully vaccinated around half of their populations (between 46 and 54 per cent).


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