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60 countries with the best covid vaccination rates in the world

People visit the Sharjah International Book Fair in Sharjah, UAE on November 7, 2021.

People visit the Sharjah International Book Fair in Sharjah, UAE on November 7, 2021.
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According to data from the Johns Hopkins University vaccine tracker, the US has fallen to 55th in the international ranking of Covid-19 vaccines. And while it’s good that other countries have massively scaled up their vaccination efforts by 2021, other countries are leaving the US in the dust.

The US has only fully vaccinated 59.44% of the entire population against Covid-19, ranking it 55th in the world. The US previously ranked 40th in September, and 18th in July. And other Western countries, such as Germany, which has an outspoken anti-vaxxer community, have also slipped. Germany went back from the 22nd best vaccination rate in the world to July to 33rd place today.

Israel is another example of a country that got off to a strong start in early 2021 but saw a dramatic decline in Covid-19 vaccinations. Israel was ranked 10th in the world with a vaccination rate of about 58% in July, but has since fallen to 44th with a vaccination rate of 63.55% today.

Meanwhile, some countries that got off to a bad start in the first half of 2021 with vaccine coverage against Covid-19 have surpassed the US in recent months. Australia went from a covid-19 vaccination rate of just 12.18% in mid-July to a staggering 70.32% today. And Japan, which recently ranked 46th in the world, September with a vaccination rate of about 50% has risen to 18th place with a vaccination rate of 74.91% today.

The list below shows the percentage of each country’s population that has been vaccinated, based on data from: Johns Hopkins University. Please note that the percentages are for the entire population, not the percentage of the population currently eligible for the covid-19 vaccination based on local health guidelines.

Most countries around the world do not yet vaccinate young children, which means that vaccination rates in some of these countries can be much higher if you only include people aged 12 and over or 16 and over, depending on the guidelines in a particular country. country. Cuba, for example, started vaccinating children as young as two last month, while the US has just started vaccinating those five and older. But countries like Spain and Italy currently only vaccinate children aged 12 and older.

  1. United Arab Emirates – 90.19%
  2. Portugal – 86.69%
  3. Malta – 85.63%
  4. Chili – 82.91%
  5. Singapore – 82.47%
  6. Cambodia – 80.06%
  7. Spain – 79.55%
  8. Seychelles – 78.66%
  9. Qatar – 78.33%
  10. Malaysia – 77.56%
  11. Iceland – 77.37%
  12. China – 76.73%
  13. Canada – 76.23%
  14. Ireland – 76.16%
  15. Uruguay – 76.10%
  16. Denmark – 76.07%
  17. Belgium – 75.00%
  18. Japan – 74.91%
  19. Bhutan – 73.36%
  20. Italy – 72.29%
  21. The Netherlands – 72.53%
  22. Cuba – 71.81%
  23. Finland – 71.77%
  24. Norway – 70.53%
  25. Australia – 70.32%
  26. Bahrain – 69.95%
  27. New Zealand – 69.22%
  28. France – 69.02%
  29. United Kingdom – 69.81%
  30. Maldives – 67.91%
  31. Mauritius – 67.80%
  32. Sweden – 67.72%
  33. Germany – 67.53%
  34. Luxembourg – 67.50%
  35. Brunei – 67.42%
  36. Mongolia – 66.49%
  37. San Marino – 65.95%
  38. Switzerland – 65.42%
  39. Liechtenstein – 65.16%
  40. Austria – 64.59%
  41. Andorra – 64.21%
  42. Saudi Arabia – 64.13%
  43. Fiji – 63.64%
  44. Israel – 63.55%
  45. Lithuania – 62.75%
  46. Sri Lanka – 62.48%
  47. El Salvador – 61.47%
  48. Morocco – 61.02%
  49. Argentina – 60.53%
  50. Greece – 60.32%
  51. Monaco – 59.82%
  52. Brazil – 59.80%
  53. Ecuador – 59.54%
  54. Turkey – 59.44%
  55. United States – 59.44%
  56. Hungary – 59.05%
  57. Estonia – 58.28%
  58. Czech Republic – 57.96%
  59. Costa Rica – 57.90%
  60. Latvia – 57.79%

The US government is struggling to convince Americans that vaccination is the only way to end the pandemic, with Republicans making covid-19 a political issue. Only 9% of Democrats say they probably or definitely won’t get the Covid-19 vaccine, while an astonishing 38% of Republicans say the same, according to the latest poll by the United States Kaiser Family Foundation, which took place in mid-October.

The U.S. has an average of about 83,000 new cases per day and 1,113 daily deaths, with the vast majority of serious illnesses among those unvaccinated, according to the New York Times. While there are still so-called breakthrough cases in people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, if you are vaccinated, you are much less likely to become seriously ill or die.

If you are an American who has not been vaccinated against Covid-19, there is still plenty of free vaccine available at your local pharmacy. You can view a list of pharmacies on the CDC’s website or just walk to the nearest one. They almost certainly have a chance waiting for you. It’s very easy and you won’t regret it. We promise.