COVID-19 Tracker: Over 4.2m vaccine shots administered to residents in 7 countries

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The biggest vaccination campaign against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in history is said to have begun.

More than 4.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in seven countries as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, according to data collected by Bloomberg via data gathered from government Web sites, press conferences, public statements and interviews.

However, report says delivering billions more of the virus vaccines will be one of the greatest logistical challenges ever undertaken in this regard.

ConsumerConnect reports that of the over 4.2million shots administered in the seven countries thus far, the United States (US) has administered 1.94 million doses, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A senior citizen getting vaccinated in the US

Tracking doses at the state and territory level could also give a picture of how the rollout is going nationwide.

Some states haven’t reported vaccination tallies, and it can take several days for counts to be added to local databases. State totals include city-level vaccine jurisdictions, report stated.

The US is allocating 5.1 million doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine and 6 million doses of Moderna’s shot for distribution through this week.

It was learnt both vaccines require two doses taken several weeks apart, whereas the second doses are being held in reserve until they’re ready to be administered.

But then, as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic blazes across countries, regions and enclaves, many have wondered about the time these vaccines would reach populations in Africa as well.

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