by

Vaccine Equity: 10 Numbers That Explain The Global Rollout

The global COVID-19 vaccination campaign is underway and up against the threat of new virus variants. But how equitable is vaccine distribution across the world? These numbers will give you answers to FAQs about the vaccines.


 

12-8-20

The date a woman in the UK became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Source: BBC

4.6 billion

The number of vaccine doses high-income countries currently have. Low- to middle-income countries have 670 million doses.
Source: BBC

817 million

The number of vaccinations administered in 152 countries.
Source: Bloomberg

83

The percentage of shots given in high- and upper-middle-income countries. Only 0.1% of all vaccinations have been administered in low-income countries.
Source: The New York Times

4

The number of countries that account for more than half of all vaccine doses given globally: India, China, the UK, and the U.S. That lack of vaccine equity will prolong the pandemic, experts say.
Source: NPR

Support global vaccine equity by donating to local organizations helping people in their communities get vaccinated.

2-24-21

The date Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative.
Source: The Associated Press

2023

The year most of Africa and parts of South America and Asia are expected to achieve widespread vaccination coverage, if at all. For wealthy countries, vaccination programs will likely continue until 2022.
Source: The Economist

Support global vaccine equity by donating to local organizations helping people in their communities get vaccinated.

54

The number of countries out of 133 that explicitly include refugees, asylum seekers, and people who are stateless or internally displaced in their vaccination plans.
Source: The Washington Post

56

The percentage of Israel’s population that is fully vaccinated. The country has administered 116 doses per 100 people—the highest rate in the world.
Source: The New York Times

Less than O.1

The vaccination rate per 100 people in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Papua New Guinea, and Syria.
Source: Forbes

822

The number of GlobalGiving projects responding to COVID-19. Local organizations around the world are supporting vaccination campaigns, delivering food, and meeting other critical needs as people in their communities continue to feel the effects of the pandemic.
Source: GlobalGiving

Support global vaccine equity by donating to local organizations helping people in their communities get vaccinated.

GIVE NOW

Featured Banner Photo: Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families by Children's Aid

Looking for something specific?

Find exactly what you're looking for in our Learn Library by searching for specific words or phrases related to the content you need.

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.