By the end of 2021, more than 12 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been globally distributed and administered . However, nearly one million new daily cases and more than two thousand new daily deaths were reported by July 2022. The best way to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the most effective way to prevent severe illness, hospitalizations, and death is to get vaccinated . From the beginning of the global COVID-19 vaccination campaign, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative strived to guarantee fair and equitable vaccine rollouts worldwide. The WHO aims to achieve global access to the COVID-19 vaccines by mid-2022 with the goal of vaccinating 40% of the population of every country by the end of 2022 . Nevertheless, substantial unequal COVID-19 vaccine distribution was reported a few months after the first public COVID-19 vaccination (March 31, 2021), and the emergence of new SARS-COV-2 variants has highlighted this issue . We used Gini coefficients to measure the degree of COVID-19 vaccine inequality throughout the globe.
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- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health