Vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 are underway around the world But some are progressing faster than others, with some countries not yet having administered a dose

In New Zealand, since vaccinations began on February 21, a total of 90,286 doses have been administered: 7,013 first doses and 19,273 seconds This equates to 18 doses per 100 people

Chief Health Officer Dr Ashley Bloomfield on Wednesday said 100,000 dose milestone is expected to be hit this week

Globally, according to data collected by the Our World In Data platform at the University of Oxford, more than 693 million doses have been administered

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Leaving the country, New Zealand’s progress has been significantly slower than that of other countries But according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, it is because New Zealand is in a “very lucky position. “

“With the strategy we had, it means that the vaccine for us has not been about life and death like it has in other parts of the world,” he said. she told Australia’s Today on Wednesday

“These countries that are working very hard to deploy these vaccines, it is to obtain the freedoms that we already have”

Bloomfield agreed and, in Wednesday’s daily Covid-19 update, said: “We were in a position where we could take a measured and steady approach to deploy”

Stuff senior reporter Kate Newton analyzed the numbers and created data visualizations for immunization progress in the country She found that the goals, published retrospectively by the Department of Health, had failed not achieved

A leaked report obtained by the National Party claimed vaccination rates were only a third of what the government wanted to offer at this point

Immunizations for the first two groups – border and managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) workers and their households, and high-risk frontline workers and people living in high-risk locations – are in the pipeline. The third group – people at risk of becoming seriously ill from Covid-19 – is expected to start vaccinations from May, while the rest of the population will start vaccinations from July

The exact number of border and MIQ workers who have been vaccinated is still unknown, with health authorities still scrambling to cross-reference the data This follows news that an unvaccinated contract security guard at Auckland’s Grand Millennium Isolation Center has tested positive for Covid-19

A number of politicians, including Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins, Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall and Maori Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare, all received their first jab Pfizer

Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine is the only vaccine approved by Medsafe

Much like New Zealand, Australia has been able to take a slower approach to vaccinations due to a lack of widespread community transmission Bloomfield previously said Australia and New Zealand were two of the first countries to introduce vaccines following usual approval progress, no emergency use orders were required

Australia launched its five-step vaccination program in February, initially focusing on quarantine and border workers, frontline health workers, as well as healthcare workers and residents elderly He uses the Pfizer vaccine and the AstraZeneca vaccine

The Australian government, however, announced on Thursday that the AstraZeneca jab was no longer recommended for people under the age of 50 Pfizer vaccine was now preferred for this age group, following advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization

The government has not reached its target of 20 million people vaccinated by the end of March It still aims to have the whole country vaccinated by October

As of Thursday, 996,145 doses had been administered across the country That’s 38 doses per 100 people

New South Wales leads with 140,551 doses, followed by 129,537 doses in Victoria The Northern Territory saw the least progress of any Australian state and territory, with 9,600 doses given on Thursday

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison blamed deployment disruptions on supply issues He previously told ABC 31 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been delayed due to export issues outside of Europe

“This is simple math – 31 million out of 38 million doses did not reach Australia This obviously had a very big impact on the rapid roll-out of the immunization program, until we were able to implement the locally produced AstraZeneca vaccine, ”he said at a press conference on Wednesday

Australian company CSL distributed 830,000 doses of the locally produced vaccine at the end of March and has since delivered 13m doses in total

The secretary of the country’s Department of Health, Professor Brendan Murphy, said the vaccine rollout was “going well” so far

US President Joe Biden has set a target of delivering 200 million doses in his first 100 days in office As of April 7, 171,476,655 doses have been administered, or 5,127 per 100 people , according to Our World In Data

Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are all included in the country’s rollout

Much like New Zealand, the US is focusing on vaccinating healthcare workers and elderly care workers in the first place People aged 65 to 74 and those over 16 with underlying health conditions are also given priority

Biden announced on Wednesday that every adult outside of priority groups would be eligible to register and join the immunization queue by April 19

“No more confusing rules No more confusing restrictions,” he said “This is the way to beat that get yourself vaccinated when you can”

California administered a total of 2,087m of doses, best of all states Texas and New York State round out the top three states with the most vaccinations with 1,353m and 1,103m doses, respectively

The UK started its vaccination program in early December and since April 6 it has vaccinated around 4,671% of its population with at least one dose A total of 3,739 million doses have been administered , according to Our World In Data – that’s 5,508 doses per 100 people

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) has identified nine priority groups for the UK’s immunization program – elderly residents and their caregivers, people with underlying health conditions and people over 50 were all included All these groups should be vaccinated by April 15

At the end of December, the UK announced that it was deviating from the recommended delivery pattern of the Pfizer vaccine – the second dose should be given approximately three weeks after the first – by distributing its entire Pfizer stockpile for the first injections The interval between doses extended to 12 weeks

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Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/124774983/covid19-how-new-zealands-vaccine-rollout-compares-to-other-countries