UK vs US: How does the US vaccine rollout compare to the UK?

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Countries around the world are racing to vaccinate as many people as possible against coronavirus. The UK vaccine rollout programme started in late 2020 and has widely been regarded as one of the most successful Covid vaccination programmes globally. The US has also succeeded in vaccinating swathes of its population to date.

How many people have been vaccinated in the US?

As of April 27, 232,407,669 vaccine doses have been administered in the US in total.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 141,751,857 people have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.

This means 42.7 percent of the US population have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.

In total, 96,747,454 people in the US are fully vaccinated, which is 29.1 percent of the population.

How many people have been vaccinated in the UK?

Up to and including April 26, 2021, 33,843,580 people have received their first Covid vaccine dose in the UK.

In total, 13,201,811 people have also received their second vaccine dose and are now fully vaccinated.

This means 64.3 percent of adults over the age of 18 in the UK have received their first Covid vaccine dose to date.

In total, 25.1 percent of the adult population have received their second vaccine dose.

How does the US vaccine rollout compare to the UK?

The data currently suggests the UK is ahead of the US in terms of the number of people who have received first vaccine doses.

However, the US is ahead in terms of percentage of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The UK and the US are considered to be two of the world’s leading countries in terms of Covid vaccine rollout.

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The US vaccine rollout programme has been dependent on three Covid vaccines approved for use in the country: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

The success of the US vaccine rollout has meant the US will now share its stockpile of AstraZeneca vaccines with other nations.

The Biden administration in March said it would send roughly four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada and Mexico.

The US has also faced pressure to send vaccines to other nations such as India, a country which is currently under significant pressure due to spiralling Covid cases.

White House senior COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt said on Monday the US will start to share up to 60 million doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine with other countries as they become available.

The UK Government is sending health supplies and ventilators to India and is sharing vaccines with other nations via the COVAX initiative.

However, Downing Street has said the UK does not currently have “surplus doses” vaccines to send to India.

According to Our World in Data, Israel’s vaccine rollout programme has vaccinated a higher percentage of people than any other nation.

In Israel, as of April 26, 62.26 percent of the population have received at least one Covid vaccine dose.

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