North America

High vaccination rates aren’t always just driven by wealth. The US, one of the richest countries in the world, also has high rates of vaccine resistance.

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Central America

Central American countries are in the middle of the pack in terms of both vaccination doses administered, and GDP per capita.

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Caribbean

The many parallel lines in this chart indicate that, within the Caribbean, richer countries have secured more doses. And the slopes downward suggests the Caribbean was at a global disadvantage, with fewer does than would be predicted by GDP. Cuba ranks as highly vaccinated because its vaccine required three doses.

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South America

The richest countries in South America are vaccinating their populations at high rates, and the poorest countries are not. Overall, the region ranks higher for vaccine doses than GDP. But the parallel lines indicate that within the region, the richer countries have secured more doses.

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Northern Africa

Despite very similar economic conditions, Northern African countries are vaccinating at very different rates.

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Eastern Africa

The many parallel lines near the bottom of this chart indicate that vaccine distribution in the region was inequitable. Rwanda, however, stands out as a very poor nation with a high vaccine rate.

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Middle Africa

A number of countries in middle Africa are among the poorest in the world. Most of those same countries were unable to spend significantly on vaccines. Equatorial Guinea and Gabon stand out as relatively richer nations with low vaccination rates.

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Western Africa

Similar to middle Africa, many of the countries in this region are very poor. They rank low on GDP per capita, and they rank low on how many vaccines they were able to acquire for their citizens.

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Southern Africa

Vaccination rates are similar within the region, but three out of four countries rank lower in doses per capita than they do in GDP.

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Western Europe

Western Europe has some of the richest countries in the world with the highest vaccination rates—no surprise there.

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Eastern Europe

Vaccine equity within eastern Europe is poor. Parallel lines in these charts show that richer countries within the region have secured more doses.

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Western Asia

This region has a significant spread across both GDP per capita and administered vaccine doses. Two of the most well-vaccinated populations in the world are here: UAE and Qatar.

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Central Asia

While three of the four nations in this region have very different GDPs per capita, their doses per capita are extremely similar.

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Southern Asia

Most southern Asian countries rank far higher in doses delivered than in GDP. One of the world’s poorer countries, Bhutan, has been able to vaccinate more of its population than many rich nations.

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South-Eastern Asia

The nations of south-eastern Asia range from those that are very wealthy, and able to buy many vaccines, like Singapore, to those that are very poor and unable to spend significantly on vaccines, like Myanmar. Despite having less income, Cambodia and Malaysia have been able to vaccinate their populations at high rates.

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Eastern Asia

Countries in eastern Asia have generally been able to distribute many vaccine doses.

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Oceania

Many of the small, island nations in Oceania are quite remote, making them both difficult to reach and vaccinate. On the other hand, many of these small nations had low case levels. Micronesia, for example, has reported only a single case of coronavirus.

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