According to COVID-19 vaccine procurement data tracked by Duke Global Health Innovation Center, as of February 8, the USA has bought more than 1.2 billion doses to vaccinate its population twice; Canada has purchased enough doses to vaccinate its population five times; the European Union has ordered enough doses to vaccinate its people more than two times; and the United Kingdom has got more than three times than it needs to inoculate its whole population.
According to a memo sent from the province's vaccine taskforce to Ontario's medical officers of health and hospital CEOs, staff and essential caregivers in long-term care and high-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care homes, as well as residents of those settings not yet inoculated are the immediate priority for first-dose vaccination.
He added "quantum leaps in science" had helped produce the Covid-19 vaccines needed to end the pandemic, and that world governments now had a responsibility to work together to distribute them.
The UAE now ranks second in the world - after Israel - in terms of the cumulative Covid-19 vaccination doses administered per 100 people worldwide, according to stats shared by Our World in Data.
Of that total of more than 15 million, which was officially announced as part of the daily update yesterday, 14,556,827 were first doses and 534,869 were second doses.
Johnson will set out on February 22 the government's plans to end the lockdown.
"People in the priority groups have not missed their chance to get jabbed and if you are aged 70 and over and haven't yet taken up the offer, please do come forward and make an appointment", he said.
"We can't let our guard down", she said.
"Once all nine priority groups have been protected by the end of April, there is no justification for any legislative restrictions to remain", the letter organised by the Covid Recovery Group said.
From Monday, the vaccine rollout is being expanded to include over-65s and those deemed clinically vulnerable.
"The vaccines are already available.... and they will not stop arriving so that the national vaccination plan does not stop", President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at the news conference in the southwestern state of Oaxaca.
Raab, the foreign secretary, said it was "the first milestone towards the wider plan to get every adult in the country offered a first dose by the autumn".
"The vaccine gives us immunity from Covid, but it must also give us permanent immunity from Covid-related lockdowns and restrictions", they wrote.
On that day, Mr Johnson said: "If we succeed in vaccinating all those groups, we will have removed huge numbers of people from the path of the virus".