For the first time, the Isle of Man administered more than 4,000 vaccine doses in a week, with 4,057 doses being administered in the week ending 7 February. That’s a slight rise from 3,993 the previous week (the week ending 31 January).
I’ve changed the chart to show each of the nations in these Isles – the four nations of the United Kingdom, the three crown dependencies, and the Republic of Ireland. I think this is a fair and reasonable update.
One new problem is that the crown dependencies of Jersey and Guernsey are lagging in updating their public data by more than a week – so this chart shows vaccine doses administered to the 7th of February in the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, but only to the 31st of January in Jersey and Guernsey. This chart is obviously limited by the available data.
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 administered about 12% less vaccine doses (per capita) than Guernsey had administered a week ago, and roughly the same number of doses as Jersey had administered a week ago.
As of Sunday 7 February, the Isle of Man has administered 13.9 doses per 100 people. England has administered 19.1 doses per 100 people, ahead of Wales (18.8), Northern Ireland (17.0) and Scotland (15.6). The three EU nations have administered from 4.2 doses per 100 people (Ireland) to 5.0 (Iceland) to 8.2 (Malta).
You might notice that the number ascribed to Hawai’i has dropped from last week. This is because in previous weeks, the number attributed to Hawai’i was the number of doses that were physically delivered to Hawai’i, not the number that have actually been put into human bodies. This has now been fixed.
Australia and New Zealand have still not yet commenced deploying vaccines.
Finally, I have updated population for Jersey and Guernsey as per their respective governments. Thanks to Steve Burrows for the suggestion and updated sources. All these changes are documented in the spreadsheet, which remains transparently open for public scrutiny.
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.