By September 21, 2021, 6 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered across the world. But this global figure hides great inequalities between continents and income groups. Vaccine doses have so far been distributed very unevenly: low-income countries, particularly those across Africa, lag behind.
In August, the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization called for international commitment and support so that every country would have vaccinated at least 40% of its population with at least one dose by the end of 2021.
Which countries are on track to have vaccinated 40% of their population with at least 1 dose by the end of 2021?
Based on our international COVID-19 vaccination data, we have made projections of which countries are on track to achieve this.
This map shows which countries have already surpassed this 40% target; those that are on track to meet it by the end of 2021 based on recent vaccination rates; and those that are not on track.
We will update these projections weekly to continue to monitor global progress towards this goal.
by Edouard Mathieu