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COVID-19 Vaccine Doses: Who’s Got At Least One?

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COVID-19 Vaccine Doses: Who’s Got At Least One?

With COVID-19 vaccine rollouts well underway in some countries, a return to ‘normal life’ could come sooner than later.

That said, many jurisdictions have experienced serious delays and supply shortages that have made it difficult to distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses to their populations. As of mid-February, 130 countries had not been able to begin vaccinating at all.

This interactive chart from Our World in Data tracks the share of people in each country that have received COVID-19 vaccine doses so far.

The Global Vaccine Rollout

As of publication date, roughly 100 countries have begun vaccine distribution, with about seven different vaccines available for public use at this stage.

The sheer logistical challenge of doling out vaccines is immense. Experts estimate that 70-80% of the world’s population will need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity. Additionally, some of the vaccines require two doses which adds extra time and complexity to the process.

Here’s how the various vaccines compare in terms of required doses and levels of effectiveness.

VaccineNumber of Shots Required Effectiveness
Pfizer/BioNTech2 95%
Moderna2 95%
Oxford/AstraZeneca2 70%
Johnson & Johnson1 66%
Novavax (*Novavax has not yet been approved for public use) 2 89%
Sinovac Biotech2 50%
Gamaleya (Sputnik)292%
CanSino Biologics1 66%
Sinopharm2 79%

Source: Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker

One key barrier to successfully administering vaccines is the prevalence of vaccine hesitancy around the globe.

For example, many people in Germany have been refusing the AstraZeneca vaccine due to a belief in its ineffectiveness and a preference for the ‘in-house’ German Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Although 1.45 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses have arrived in the country so far, just 270,000 have been administered.

Who’s Got at Least One Dose?

According to Bloomberg’s Vaccine Tracker, the current rate of doses being administered globally is more than 6 million per day. In particular, the U.S. has been remarkably efficient at administering doses, with a vaccine administration rate of over 1.7 million per day.

Here’s a breakdown of the countries who have begun vaccinating their populations and their current daily rate of doses administered.

Country Daily Rate of Doses Administered
🇦🇷 Argentina43,534
🇦🇹 Austria21,073
🇧🇭 Bahrain3,364
🇧🇩 Bangladesh113,082
🇧🇧 Barbados3,503
🇧🇪 Belgium18,998
🇧🇲 Bermuda560
🇧🇷 Brazil215,713
🇧🇬 Bulgaria14,486
🇰🇭 Cambodia1,564
🇨🇦 Canada54,698
🇰🇾 Cayman Islands621
🇨🇱 Chile67,093
🇨🇳 China1,550,000
🇨🇴 Colombia11,080
🇨🇷 Costa Rica706
🇭🇷 Croatia9,511
🇨🇾 Cyprus3,201
🇨🇿 Czech Republic15,298
🇩🇰 Denmark16,682
🇩🇴 Dominican Republic9,356
🇪🇪 Estonia3,507
🇪🇺 EU888,360
🇫🇮 Finland14,204
🇫🇷 France119,107
🇩🇪 Germany160,127
🇬🇮 Gibraltar989
🇬🇷 Greece31,013
🇬🇬 Guernsey387
🇭🇺 Hungary41,563
🇮🇸 Iceland927
🇮🇳 India459,442
🇮🇩 Indonesia111,856
🇮🇪 Ireland11,865
🇮🇲 Isle of Man599
🇮🇱 Israel95,178
🇮🇹 Italy112,300
🇯🇵 Japan3,173
🇯🇪 Jersey480
🇰🇼 Kuwait7,000
🇱🇻 Latvia2,516
🇱🇧 Lebanon1,299
🇱🇹 Lithuania6,942
🇱🇺 Luxembourg1,211
🇲🇻 Maldives5,200
🇲🇹 Malta2,094
🇲🇽 Mexico103,872
🇲🇦 Morocco179,010
🇲🇲 Myanmar21
🇳🇵 Nepal11,837
🇳🇱 Netherlands24,871
🇳🇴 Norway22,157
🇴🇲 Oman1,629
🇵🇰 Pakistan6,705
🇵🇦 Panama8,389
🇵🇪 Peru14,701
🇵🇱 Poland88,323
🇵🇹 Portugal27,655
🇶🇦 Qatar2,632
🇷🇴 Romania21,950
🇷🇺 Russia35,000
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia34,180
🇷🇸 Serbia24,009
🇸🇨 Seychelles2,054
🇸🇬 Singapore13,000
🇸🇰 Slovakia10,433
🇸🇮 Slovenia4,065
🇿🇦 South Africa7,569
🇪🇸 Spain129,384
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka4,755
🇸🇪 Sweden23,686
🇨🇭 Switzerland22,409
🇹🇷 Turkey284,090
🇬🇧 UK384,059
🇦🇪 UAE66,588
🇺🇸 U.S.1,735,053
Global Total6,730,633

Source: Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker. Data as of Feb 28, 2021.

Certain countries appear to be on track to distribute all of their COVID-19 vaccine doses at an immensely quick rate. For example, the UK plans to vaccinate enough people to be able to lift all lockdown restrictions completely by the end of June 2021.

Additionally, the first COVAX rollouts have officially begun; COVAX is an initiative working to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Ghana was the first country to receive doses through the initiative.

Back to Normal?

Most countries are prioritizing vaccinating their high-risk groups first, from older adults to healthcare workers. That said, the planning required to vaccinate an entire population needs to be carefully thought out and often comes with immense logistical challenges.

While many countries have begun to immunize their populations, others have not been able to purchase doses yet. At the current pace, it could take a few years before things are completely back to normal and we reach herd immunity globally.

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Which Countries Have Universal Health Coverage?

Most of the world population has universal health coverage (UHC). This map shows which countries do and don’t provide public health coverage.

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Which Countries Have Universal Health Coverage?

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that everyone has access to a full range of health services—from emergency interventions to palliative care—without financial difficulty.

In this graphic, we use data from CEOWorld Magazine to visualize the countries that have UHC versus those that do not, along with how UHC coverage breaks down in terms of the global population.

The State of Universal Health Coverage in the World 

In 2024, 73 of the 195 countries worldwide had UHC, resulting in around 69% of the world’s population having some form of universal healthcare.

CountryUHC?
Albania 🇦🇱Yes
Algeria 🇩🇿Yes
Argentina 🇦🇷Yes
Australia 🇦🇺Yes
Austria 🇦🇹Yes
Bahamas 🇧🇸Yes
Belgium 🇧🇪Yes
Bhutan 🇧🇹Yes
Botswana 🇧🇼Yes
Brazil 🇧🇷Yes
Bulgaria 🇧🇬Yes
Burkina Faso 🇧🇫Yes
Canada 🇨🇦Yes
Chile 🇨🇱Yes
China 🇨🇳Yes
Colombia 🇨🇴Yes
Costa Rica 🇨🇷Yes
Croatia 🇭🇷Yes
Cuba 🇨🇺Yes
Czech Republic 🇨🇿Yes
Denmark 🇩🇰Yes
Egypt 🇪🇬Yes
Finland 🇫🇮Yes
France 🇫🇷Yes
Georgia 🇬🇪Yes
Germany 🇩🇪Yes
Ghana 🇬🇭Yes
Greece 🇬🇷Yes
Hong Kong 🇭🇰Yes
Iceland 🇮🇸Yes
India 🇮🇳Yes
Indonesia 🇮🇩Yes
Ireland 🇮🇪Yes
Israel 🇮🇱Yes
Italy 🇮🇹Yes
Japan 🇯🇵Yes
Kuwait 🇰🇼Yes
Liechtenstein 🇱🇮Yes
Luxembourg 🇱🇺Yes
Macau 🇲🇴Yes
Malaysia 🇲🇾Yes
Maldives 🇲🇻Yes
Mauritius 🇲🇺Yes
Mexico 🇲🇽Yes
Morocco 🇲🇦Yes
Netherlands 🇳🇱Yes
New Zealand 🇳🇿Yes
North Korea 🇰🇵Yes
Norway 🇳🇴Yes
Pakistan 🇵🇰Yes
Peru 🇵🇪Yes
Philippines 🇵🇭Yes
Poland 🇵🇱Yes
Portugal 🇵🇹Yes
Romania 🇷🇴Yes
Russia 🇷🇺Yes
Rwanda 🇷🇼Yes
Serbia 🇷🇸Yes
Seychelles 🇸🇨Yes
Singapore 🇸🇬Yes
South Africa 🇿🇦Yes
South Korea 🇰🇷Yes
Spain 🇪🇸Yes
Sri Lanka 🇱🇰Yes
Suriname 🇸🇷Yes
Sweden 🇸🇪Yes
Switzerland 🇨🇭Yes
Taiwan 🇹🇼Yes
Thailand 🇹🇭Yes
Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹Yes
Tunisia 🇹🇳Yes
Turkey 🇹🇷Yes
United Kingdom 🇬🇧Yes

The United States is the only developed country without health coverage for all of its citizens.

As of 2022, the Census Bureau estimated that only 36.1% of Americans were covered by public health insurance. Private health insurance covered 65.6% of the population. This along with other facts has led the U.S. having the world’s highest healthcare spending figure per capita.

The History of Public Health Coverage

Germany was the first country to establish a social health insurance system. Launched in 1883, the program began by covering only blue-collar workers, then slowly expanded its net of those covered.

The first international declaration underlying the need for adequate health care was the Declaration of Alma-Ata in 1978 at the International Conference on Primary Health Care in 1978. The conference’s target was to achieve global UHC by 2000.

The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion of 1986 also reiterated the “Health for All by the year 2000” goal, ultimately paving the way for more countries to adopt UHC.

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