Stark inequity in global COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Burnet Institute

04 June, 2021

Watch Professor Mike Toole’s comparison of the global vaccine rollout, highlighting disparities between countries with high coverage and high levels of virus.

As of 4 June, more than 2 billion doses of vaccine have been administered, which is equivalent to 26 per cent of the world’s population.

It’s very uneven. In sub-saharan Africa the highest rate is around three per cent in Botswana.

Australia currently ranks number 81 in the world for first doses.

Mongolia has the highest rate of vaccination in Asia. It also has one of the highest rates of infection.

Otherwise there’s a disconnect.

So based on need, the vaccine rollout needs to focus on countries like India and the rest of South Asia and South America.

This is part of the Know-C19 Hub two-volume COVID-19 Global Update edition, which analyses the situation from 1 – 31 May 2021.

Volume 1: Global Epidemiology and Trends, Science Snapshots

COVID-19 May 2021 Update

Cases per capita

Volume 2: Updates on Vaccines and Viral Variants

COVID-19 Variants May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine coverage May 2021

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For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Professor Michael Toole AM

Associate Principal Research Fellow


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