Sadly, after two consecutive weeks of administering around 4,000 doses on the Isle of Man, the number of doses administered locally this week fell to 2,084. As a result, the Isle of Man fell further behind our neighbours in the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies.
UPDATE – 19 February: Jersey and Guernsey have now released their data, so this article has been updated.
This chart shows vaccine doses administered to the 14th of February in the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies.
Back on Wednesday 27th January, the Director of Public Health Isle of Man claimed that she didn’t “believe that our [vaccine] programme is behind” – but also that we will “catch up” by the end of the week ending 7th February1. Her prediction of catching up has turned out to be false, as the Isle of Man has now fallen further behind.
As of Sunday 14 February, the Isle of Man has administered 16.4 doses per 100 people. England has administered 23.4 doses per 100 people, Wales has administered 24.6, ahead of Northern Ireland (22.2) and Scotland (22.7). The three EU nations have administered from 5.0 doses per 100 people (Ireland) to 5.6 (Iceland) to 11.0 (Malta).
Australia and New Zealand have still not yet commenced deploying vaccines, but are scheduled to start soon.
One dose or two?
This chart does not express a view on the ‘first doses first‘ debate – a jurisdiction which vaccinated 25 people twice would show the same in the chart as a jurisdiction which vaccinated 50 people one time. In either jurisdiction, they’ve administered 50 doses.
This chart simply shows the number of vaccine doses administered per capita. It does not differentiate between first doses and second doses. This chart simply shows the effectiveness of the vaccine supply line: from purchasing, to manufacturing, to shipping, to local distribution, to injecting it into people’s arms. It expresses no view on the policy decisions about who should be vaccinated.
Can I download the chart?
Sure, you can download it from the online spreadsheet I created in various formats such as PNG and SVG.
The sources are all linked in the underlying spreadsheet, along with all the numbers, dates of when the data was updated, and the relevant calculations.
Why do you make graphs?
I find it interesting, and my skill in life seems to be in communicating complicated technical data in a way that is understandable by the public. Back before modern social media was a thing, I made a chart which clearly showed cheating taking place in an online poker site. That graph went “viral” before that was a common word, and I was subsequently hired by PokerStars and moved to the Isle of Man.
Copyright & Open Science
In the interests of open and transparent science, I’m freely licensing the chart in accordance with the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
Who paid you for this?
No one. But if you’d like to send me money, feel free.