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Over 1.45B coronavirus vaccine shots given across world

Turkey ranks 9th worldwide with nearly 25M jabs administered

Gozde Bayar   | 16.05.2021
Over 1.45B coronavirus vaccine shots given across world

ANKARA

More than 1.45 billion coronavirus vaccine shots have so far been given worldwide, figures by the Our World in Data showed on Sunday.

China is the most vaccinated country with nearly 393 million jabs, according to the website data. It is followed by the US with more than 270.83 million shots. India has given 181.54 million jabs, the UK with 56.02 million, and Brazil with over 52.64 million. Germany has administered 39.41 million shots, France with 28.47 million, and Italy with 27.01 million.

The list continues with Turkey that has given more than 25.78 million jabs. It is followed by Russia, Indonesia, and Mexico.

The country with the most doses of vaccine given in terms of population is the East African island nation of Seychelles, with 133 doses per 100 people.

Turkey ranks 9th worldwide

According to the Health Ministry data, Turkey has administered more than 25.78 million jabs since a nationwide immunization campaign began on Jan. 14.

More than 14.95 million Turks have received their first doses, while over 10.83 million have been fully vaccinated.

Most COVID-19 vaccines are administered in two jabs, so the number of jabs given does not mean the vaccination of same number of individuals has been completed.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 3.37 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 162.59 million cases reported worldwide, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of the number of infections.

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