International Comparison of COVID Vaccinations
This edition provides an international comparison of COVID vaccination rates across continents. As of April 28, over 1.08 billion COVID vaccinations have been given in all countries since the start of the pandemic. Nearly 578 million people have been partially vaccinated and nearly 254 million people have been fully vaccinated. Nearly one in five of all vaccinations given thus far have been in Asia, followed by one in four in North America and one in five in Europe. Internationally, 13.8 vaccinations have been given per 100 persons and just 3.2% of the world population is fully vaccinated. The highest share of full vaccination among the population has occurred in North America (18%) and the lowest in Oceania (0.1%), Africa (0.4%), and Asia (1.3%).
We also identify the countries with the best vaccination rates thus far. The Seychelles and Israel lead all countries in terms of total vaccinations per capita, people vaccinated per capita, and people fully vaccinated per capita. Mongolia leads all countries in terms of vaccinations per capita across the past week. The U.S. is #9 globally in terms of total vaccinations per capita, #7 in percentage of population with at least one vaccination per capita, #5 in percentage of population fully vaccinated, and #9 in vaccinations per capita across the past week.