The Isle of Man has administered more doses over the last seven days than the previous seven weeks: a significant increase in dosage speed.

We have administered a lot less doses of coronavirus vaccines per person than the United Kingdom or Hawai’i. The Isle of Man has administered more vaccine doses than the EU nations of Malta, Iceland and Ireland. Australia and New Zealand have not administered any doses yet. The other crown dependencies of Guernsey and Jersey have been removed from this chart because they have not updated public data since 24 January.[efn_note]This was true when I published this article at midday on 3 February. Hopefully they update their data by the time you read this![/efn_note]

As of Sunday 31 January, the Isle of Man has administered 9.1 doses per 100 people. Hawai’i is leading with 16.1 doses administered, with the United Kingdom administering 14.2 doses overall. The three EU nations have administered from 3.9 doses per 100 people (Ireland) to 4.4 (Iceland) to 5.9 (Malta).

Data from Guernsey and Jersey has not been updated since 24 January, so their progress has not been included this week. I waited a few days for their data to be updated, but have decided to not wait any longer.

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.

Choosing jurisdictions

Back in April last year[efn_note]I started tracking the data in April 2020, and published that summary in early May 2020[/efn_note], while still subject to the pandemic restrictions, I started recording coronavirus statistics in a number of jurisdictions. I chose jurisdictions in these Isles (the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies, the Republic of Ireland), island nations elsewhere in Europe (Iceland, Malta), and island nations which chose a radically different policy to us (Australia and New Zealand)[efn_note]In April 2020, the IOM was trying to flatten the curve, while Australia and New Zealand were trying to eradicate the virus[/efn_note].

Why don’t you include (or exclude) this jurisdiction?

When comparing jurisdictions over time, it would be unfair to add (or remove) jurisdictions, as this would make the chart appear more flattering (or critical) of the selected nations. Since I chose these jurisdictions back in April 2020, it was fairest to keep them the same. I don’t want to change the selected jurisdictions, because that would distort the chart.

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.