MAP: Which countries have started their COVID-19 vaccination program?

A year into the coronavirus pandemic that has so far infected millions globally, several countries have already started their own vaccination programs.

On December 8, 2020, the United Kingdom, where the more infectious variant of COVID-19 was first detected, became the first country in the world to start administering vaccines to its health workers.

In the Philippines, the government earlier targeted to start its vaccination campaign by February 2021. However, officials announced that there would be a slight delay in the arrival of the vaccines in the country due to paperwork. (READ: Here’s why COVID-19 vaccines haven’t arrived in the Philippines yet)

Meanwhile, close-in security details of President Rodrigo Duterte and some high-ranking officials were vaccinated illegally. This angered the public, as priority had been given to select individuals outside of the government's own list of target priority groups – led by frontline health workers treating COVID-19 patients.

Here's a look at the countries in the world that have started their vaccination programs:

In Southeast Asia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore, and Cambodia have already started their own vaccination programs. –

Vaccination map on this page comes from Our World in Data (OWID).

OWID is a data research website published by the Global Change Data Lab, an English charity based at the University of Oxford’s Martin Programme on Global Development. OWID collects data from official sources, such as national and subnational government and public health agencies.