The speed at which COVID-19 vaccines were developed is nothing short of extraordinary. Now, let's have a look at how many people are receiving the vaccines.

Tracking COVID-19 vaccination rates is crucial to understanding the scale of protection against the virus, and how this is distributed across the global population.

A global aggregated database on COVID-19 vaccination rates is essential to monitoring progress but not yet available. Our World in Data, tracking recent announcements on the first countries to administer these vaccinations, have created the following charts (Jan 1st) showing: the number of doses administered per 100 people within a given population, and the total number of vaccination doses administered.

Israel is in the front position in vaccination doses administered per 100 people, but the country is behind China, the United States and the United Kingdom in total administered.

China currently leads with having administered almost half of the COVID-19 vaccination doses worldwide.