Japan had a hard time at first in its Covid-19 vaccination program, but now, the percentage of the population that has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has surpassed the US, making the US the country’s largest country in the world. ranked last in vaccination rates in the Group of 7 developed industries (G7).
On September 9, according to Our World Data, 62.16% of the Japanese population had received at least 1 dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while this rate in the US was 61.94%.
Currently, the US still has a slightly higher proportion of the population fully vaccinated than Japan, with 52.76% compared to 50.04%. However, the US seems to soon become the last country in the ranking of the vaccinated population among the G7 countries as Japan accelerates its vaccination program and the vaccination rate in the US increases. very slow.
From July 24 to September 9, the full vaccination rate in the US increased by only about 4%, while at the same time, the rate in Japan increased by 25%. Using Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, Japan injects more than 1 million doses of the vaccine per day while the US gets an average of more than 300,000 doses per day, even though the US population is 2.6 times the population of Japan.
In Japan, the number of new cases dropped sharply from the peak with 23,083 cases on August 25 to 11,347 cases on September 10, although Japan faced a sharp increase in the number of new cases in July and August. coincided with the Olympics. In the US, the number of Covid-19 cases began to skyrocket from the beginning of July.
Canada leads the G7 countries in vaccination rates with nearly three-quarters of the population having received at least one dose of the vaccine, as of September 9. France, Italy and the UK follow with a ratio of 70-73%. The vaccination rate in Germany is higher than in Japan with about 65%.
The vaccination curve in the US has flattened out after straightening in the first half of this year, when vaccines first became widely available. In an effort to promote vaccination for the 80 million Americans who are eligible but not vaccinated, President Biden on September 9 ordered that two-thirds of American workers, including employees, be required to be vaccinated. Healthcare workers and most federal employees must be vaccinated.