As of April 30, 2021, more than a billion doses had been administered globally, vaccinating about 7 percent of the global population.
On April 30, according to data collected by Bloomberg, more than 1.1 billion doses have been administered across 174 countries. So, at least 7.2 percent of the global population has been vaccinated.
However, many poorer countries have yet to administer a dose, while wealthier countries secured more quantities than their estimated populations. The United Arab Emirates and Chile have also vaccinated their people against COVID-19, with Israel leading the way. More than half of Israel's population has received some vaccination, according to USA Today.
As per USA Today, despite accounting for just 16 percent of the world's population, high-income countries have purchased enough vaccines to shield their populations more than twice. One billion more doses have been purchased by the world's richest nations. For the rest of the world, just 2.5 billion doses have been secured, inadequate to vaccinate the entire population. Around the world, there are 110 COVID-19 vaccine candidates, with 14 of them authorized, according to the COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker.
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