‘6b COVID shots injected worldwide’

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PARIS  — More than 6 billion doses of COVID vaccines have been given around the world, according to an AFP tally Wednesday based on official sources. اضافة اعلان

The vaccination drive has reached a steady rhythm taking 29 days to clock up the sixth billion, almost the same speed as the fourth and fifth billion at 30 and 26 days respectively.

In contrast, it took around 140 days to administer the first billion doses.
Nearly 40 percent of the 6 billion shots have been administered in China. India (826.5 million) and the US (386.8 million) complete the trio of countries that have given the most jabs. 

While countries in Western Europe and North America which have the most advanced drives are starting to slow down, others have picked up the baton and are now racing ahead.

High-income countries, as defined by the World Bank, administered an average of 124 doses per 100 inhabitants compared with just four doses per 100 inhabitants in low-income countries.

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