More than 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine have already been given to the world’s population

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The United States leads the world in the number of vaccinations administered.

As of 5:45 p.m. GMT this Saturday, more than 1 billion vaccines have already been used worldwide. Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported this, citing data from official sources.

Less than five months after vaccination began, residents of 207 countries and territories have received at least 1,002,938,540 doses of vaccines. More than half, or 58%, of this number was given to people in three countries: the United States (225.6 million doses), China (216.1 million doses) and India (138.4 million doses).

However, Israel leads in terms of the percentage of vaccinated population, with nearly 60% of the adult population vaccinated. In second place is the United Arab Emirates, where more than 51% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, the United Kingdom (49%), the United States (42%), Chile (41%), Bahrain (38%), and Uruguay (32%).

EU residents have received 128 million doses, with 21% of the population vaccinated to date. Malta (47%) has the highest percentage of vaccinated population, followed by Hungary (37%). In Germany only 22.6% of the population received the vaccine, and in Italy 19.9%.

Low-income countries account for only 0.2% of doses administered. Approximately 12 countries have not yet begun vaccination – among them Tanzania, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Chad, Burundi, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Vanuatu, Samoa, Kiribati, Haiti, and North Korea.

Despite image problems, the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is the most popular in the world. This vaccine is used by 156 countries and territories. The vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is used in 91 countries; the competing Moderna vaccine is used in 46 countries. China’s Sinopharm vaccine is used in at least 41 countries, Russia’s Sputnik V is used in 32 countries, followed by another Chinese development called Sinovac, which is used in 21 countries.