Almost half of the world’s population has been vaccinated against COVID-19

The total number of vaccinated people worldwide is now more than 3.1 billion, nearly 50% of all adults on the planet. This is according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The university’s statistics show that more than 3.1 billion people have received at least the first component of the vaccine, while 885 million of them are fully vaccinated.

Data from the U.K. scientific analysis company Airfinity, released June 25, shows that 13 nations and six small territories have so far been able to vaccinate over 50% of their adult populations with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

These are Seychelles, Israel, Mongolia, Bahrain, Chile, Malta, United Kingdom, United States, Hungary, Iceland, Uruguay, Qatar, UAE. Also, more than half of adult citizens are vaccinated in Bermuda, Aruba, St. Maarten, Anguilla, the Isle of Man, and the Cook Islands.

On January 14, Hans Kluge, director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European office, said 70% of the world’s population must be vaccinated to achieve collective immunity to COVID-19.