By the numbers: How countries are faring on COVID vaccinations
About 150 million vaccine doses were administered globally over the past week, the highest weekly total yet and a jump from 130 million last week.
Breaking it down: In the U.S., daily vaccinations peaked in mid-April and fell sharply as demand waned, though they've ticked up over the past few days (46% of the population has at least one dose).
- In China, daily vaccinations have more than doubled over the past month and are now on par with the U.S., adjusted for population, though there's still a big gap in the overall vaccination rate. China now accounts for around one-third of every vaccination administered worldwide each day.
- The EU is now carrying out more daily vaccinations per 100 residents than both the U.S. and China, having shaken off a slow initial rollout (30% have one dose).
- India's vaccination rate has slowed significantly over the last month due to supply shortfalls (10% have one dose).
- Russia's domestic rollout is moving remarkably slow due to a combination of manufacturing issues, widespread hesitancy and an emphasis on exports (9% have one dose).
- Japan's start has been even slower, due in part to a low sense of urgency, though the numbers have been ticking up over the past few days (3% have one dose).
- Across Africa, an average of 397,000 doses is being administered per day. At that rate, it would take 11 years for 60% of the continent's population to be fully vaccinated (1% have one dose).