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Over 4.66B COVID-19 vaccine jabs administered worldwide

More than 82.93M vaccine shots given in Turkey, Health Ministry says

Beyza Binnur Donmez   | 14.08.2021
Over 4.66B COVID-19 vaccine jabs administered worldwide


More than 4.66 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered worldwide, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University.

Data on the website shows that China, where the coronavirus first emerged in late 2019, leads the global count with over 1.84 billion shots.

India comes second with more than 536.19 million jabs, followed by the US with some 354.78 million. Brazil has administered over 160.06 million shots, while the figure stands at 108.18 million in Japan.

Meanwhile, Germany has administered over 96.85 million shots, followed by the UK with 87.42 million.

According to Turkish Health Ministry figures as of Saturday, the country has administered more than 82.97 million jabs.

Over 43.8 million people in Turkey have gotten their first vaccine shots, while 32.6 million have gotten both jabs. There are about 18.31 million people in Turkey who did not receive a single shot.

Most vaccines are given in two doses, and some countries, such as Turkey, are also administering third booster shots.

France and Indonesia have given more than 79.84 million and 79.05 million vaccine jabs, respectively, followed by Mexico, Italy, Russia, and Spain.

The number of COVID-19 cases around the world now stands at over 206.3 million, including more than 4.34 million related deaths, according to the US Johns Hopkins University.

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