According to information provided by local governments to Our World in Data, 890 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide. That means roughly 12 percent of the world population has been vaccinated. Countries vary greatly by vaccination rate, however. Wealthy nations in North America and Europe have very high vaccination rates, while nations in the global south in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia have fared poorly. Some countries have yet to administer a single dose. All of the vaccines produced so far have been produced under patent, which limits who can produce them. Dalindyebo Shabalala is an Associate Professor of Law at Dayton University and a board member of the Center for International Environmental Law.
COVID-19 Vaccination Map
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