Bloomberg says that according to data collected by it, more than 8.05 billion shots have reportedly been administered across 184 countries.  The latest rate was roughly 37 million doses a day.

In total, 104 doses have reportedly been given for every 100 people around the world—but the distribution has been lopsided.  Countries and regions with the highest incomes are getting vaccinated more than 10 times faster than those with the lowest, according to Bloomberg.

In the United States, for example, 461 million doses have reportedly been given so far and an average 1.12 million doses per day were administered over the last week.

Bloomberg notes that while the best vaccines are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, it takes a coordinated campaign to stop a pandemic.  Infectious-disease experts have said that vaccinating 70% to 85% of the U.S. population would enable a return to normalcy, but boosters may be required to keep the disease in check.

On a global scale, that’s a daunting level of vaccination, Bloomberg says, noting that at the current pace of 18.2 million people getting their first shots each day, the goal of halting the pandemic remains elusive. Manufacturing capacity, however, is increasing, thanks to new vaccines and added capacity from existing drugmakers.  

Globally, the latest vaccination rate is reportedly 37,019,696 doses per day, which includes 18,237,358 people getting their first shot.  At this pace, it will take another 3 months until 75% of the population has received at least one dose

The biggest vaccination campaign in history is underway.