Covid-19 vaccine tracker: the global race to vaccinate

At least 8.71bn doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered around the world, data from 233 locations show.

After a year of breakneck research into more than 230 vaccine candidates, seven coronavirus vaccines are now in use in at least one country.

The numbers shown here are updated frequently, using data compiled by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford, the World Health Organization and national data sources from some countries.

Vaccine rollouts started fastest in high-income countries. Along with many middle-income economies that rapidly caught up later in 2021, they continue to outpace those in low-income countries.

As the vaccine rollout began in January 2021, WHO officials warned of a “catastrophic moral failure” as poor countries struggle to gain access to vaccines, creating the risk that new strains of coronavirus impervious to the existing vaccines would emerge in their unprotected populations.

But the inequity in vaccine distribution has continued throughout 2021, with more Covid boosters having been administered in high-income countries than all vaccine doses combined in the world’s lowest-income countries.

The world’s lowest-income countries are far behind the rest of the world on Covid vaccination
Doses administered per 100 residents
The world’s poorest countries have barely started Covid vaccination campaigns as wealthy countries roll out boosters
Share of population by vaccination status (%)
More booster doses in high income countries have been administered than total doses in low income countries
Doses administered per 100 residents

Sources

Unless specified below, the vaccination data shown here is compiled by Our World in Data from a variety of official and other sources such as local media. Each location’s listing in the main table above links to the ultimate source of its data; a complete list of these sources is also available.

Where the latest available data are those reported to or compiled from local official sources by the World Health Organization, the link leads to the relevant WHO coronavirus dashboard.

The following locations’ data is sourced seperately:

The data is adjusted to the total population of each location, including children who are not yet being vaccinated. Some locations may show cumulative figures greater than 100 per cent (or 200 total doses per 100 residents) due to under-estimated populations or policies allowing non-residents to receive vaccinations.

Unless otherwise stated, population figures used to adjust data come from the 2020 estimates by the World Bank. Population data for Anguilla and Western Sahara come from the United Nations Population Division. Data for Eritrea comes from the WHO. Local population sources are used for: Ascension, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus (and northern Cyprus), the Falkland Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Malta, Moldova, St Helena, Taiwan, Tristan da Cunha the UK, the US and the Vatican City.

Unless otherwise stated, GDP per capita is 2019 data from the World Bank. Data from 2018 is used for American Samoa, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guam, the Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Monaco, the Northern Mariana Islands, Sint Maarten. Older data is used for the US Virgin Islands (2017), French Polynesia and New Caledonia (2000). Data from the IMF World Economic Outlook 2019 is used for Iran, the Palestinian territories, San Marino, Somalia and Taiwan. The latest available data for Syria is from 2010. IMF estimates from 2019 are used for Aruba, Eritrea, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, South Sudan, Turkmenistan and Venezuela.

Income classifications are the World Bank country classifications by income level: 2021-2022, with the following additions: Anguilla, Bonaire, the Cook Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, the Falkland Islands, northern Cyprus, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Taiwan and Wallis and Futuna as “high income”; Ascension, Montserrat, Niue, St Helena, Tokelau, and Tristan da Cunha as “upper middle income” and Pitcairn as “lower middle income”.

Locations listed here include territories of other states and some entities whose sovereignty is disputed or not universally recognised. Such locations are listed separately if they are conducting their own vaccination programmes or if their populations are not included in the total populations of another state.

Help us improve these charts: We are always looking for any further sources of national, regional or municipal vaccination data that are not already shown in the table above. If you know of an official source of this data for your area, please email [email protected].

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