Which Countries Have Administered the Most COVID Vaccine Doses?

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has administered the most COVID-19 vaccine doses across the globe, according to new data.

According to Our World in Data, which has compiled vaccination data from various national health authorities, as of Saturday the U.S. had administered roughly 1.94 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The U.S. has been using two COVID-19 vaccines, one developed by Moderna and the other by Pfizer and German firm BioNTech.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of those vaccinated is counted as a single dose, as both vaccines require individuals to receive two separate doses.

Newsweek reached out to the CDC for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Across the globe, there have been more than 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses given, according to Our World in Data.

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The U.S. has administered the most COVID-19 vaccine doses across the globe, according to new data. Here a nurse shows a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on December 15 in Savannah, Georgia. Sean Rayford/Getty

Following behind the U.S. is China, which has administered at least 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, as of December 19, according to Our World in Data. In China, residents have received vaccines developed by Sinovac Biotech and another developed by the state-owned China National Biotec Group, known as CNBG, after they both received emergency use authorization in July.

According to Our World in Data, the U.S. and China are the only two countries that have administered at least 1 million doses.

Following behind the U.S. and China is the U.K., where more than 600,000 residents had been inoculated for the virus as of December 24. According to data from the Department of Health and Social Care, at least 521,594 residents in England had received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, along with 56,676 in Scotland, 22,595 in Wales and 16,068 in Northern Ireland.

The U.K. became the first country to begin administering the Pfizer vaccine. According to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, it has ordered 40 million doses, and should receive a million by year's end.

In Canada and Russia, more than 50,000 vaccine doses have been administered, according to Our World in Data. Over 18,000 doses have been administered in Germany, while Mexico and Chile remain under 10,000.

The vaccinations come as cases and deaths related to the novel coronavirus continue to rise across the globe.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are currently over 80 million confirmed cases across the world, with more than 19 million in the U.S.