The Isle of Man has overtaken our comparable jurisdictions in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations, and is now leading in these Isles.

This chart shows vaccine doses administered to the 18th of April in the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies of Isle of Man and Guernsey. Data for Jersey is published on a different schedule, and has been updated to 21 April 2021.

As of Sunday 18 April, the Isle of Man has administered 78 doses per 100 people. England has administered 63.7 doses per 100 people, Wales has administered 72.5, ahead of Northern Ireland (59.6) and Scotland (63.7). The three EU nations have administered from 16.2 doses per 100 people (Ireland) to 20.0 (Iceland) to 41.0 (Malta).

Australia (5.9 doses per 100 people) and New Zealand (2.8) have now started deploying vaccines. They followed the scientific advice to prioritise the vaccinations of border staff, but are a long way behind Europe in their population-wide deployment of the vaccines.

One dose or two?

The percentage of the population to have at least one dose is here:

Cherry-Picking Jurisdictions

Various other outlets have tried to cherry-pick jurisdictions to make various political points – either that the Isle of Man is behind, or the Isle of Man is ahead – of other places. By continually comparing the Isle of Man against the same group of jurisdictions, we get a fair and reasonable comparison which is intellectually honest over time.

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.

Errors or feedback?

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Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.