Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Global Vaccination Progress

The UK was the first country to approve the use of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination. Consequently the UK was able to start its vaccination programme early and has currently one of the highest rates of Covid-19 vaccinations. At the time of writing the UK has managed to vaccinate 4 doses per 100 people. However according to the Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker the UK is still a long way behind Israel (with 21 doses given per 100 people) and the U.A.E. (with 11 doses given per 100 people). The United States has so far administered 2.8 doses per 100 people.

Bloomberg's Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker uses data gathered from government websites and public statements to map the progress of the Covid-19 vaccination around the world. The global map shows that countries in the northern hemisphere in general are progressing much faster in rolling out vaccination programmes than countries in the southern hemisphere. This may because countries in the southern hemisphere are mostly enjoying lower rates of Covid-19 and because they are currently enjoying summer weather conditions feel less of an urgent need to fast-track vaccinations.

The Bloomberg Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker also includes an interactive map which shows the rate that individual states are administering the Covid-19 vaccination. North Dakota and South Dakota are currently leading the way with 5.42 and 5.45 doses administered per 100 people respectively. At the other end of the scale Alabama (with 1.56 doses given per 100 people) and Georgia (with 1.73 doses per 100 people) currently have the lowest rates.

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