Over 2.58 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Administered Worldwide

Published June 21st, 2021 - 06:07 GMT
Over 2.58 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines taken worldwide.
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Turkey ranks 9th with more than 40.68M Covid-19 vaccine shots administered

Over 2.58 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given worldwide so far, figures compiled by Our World in Data, a tracking website, showed on Saturday.

China leads the global count with over 990.26 million jabs, followed by the US with 316.50 million.

The number of Covid-19 jabs administered in China has passed the one billion mark, health officials said Sunday, more than a third of the doses given worldwide.

— Economic Times (@EconomicTimes) June 20, 2021

India has administered 272.38 million shots, Brazil 85.39 million, the UK 73.36 million, Germany 65.74 million, France 46.95 million and Italy 45.20 million.

Turkey ranks ninth on the list with over 40.68 million doses given, followed by Mexico, Spain, Indonesia and Russia.

The country with the most doses administered by population is the United Arab Emirates, with 144.57 doses per 100 people.

Most COVID-19 vaccines are administered in two doses, so the number of shots given is not the same as the number of individuals fully vaccinated.

The U.S. plans to send 1.35M doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to Mexico, as part of President Biden’s commitment to distribute 80M doses worldwide by the end of June. https://t.co/wXeQDjCm7Q

— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 15, 2021

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 3.85 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 177.89 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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