Given the absence of a comprehensive database on COVID-19 vaccination in Southasia, this infographic provides a snapshot of the vaccine doses administered per 100 people in the total population of each country in the region. It also includes the global and regional averages for broader comparisons. The statistics used in the infographic are compiled from a range of sources, including updates from national health agencies and ministries, news reports, and multiple aggregators. To ensure that the figures enable useful cross-national comparisons, we have tried to include the most updated numbers from each country. While the data shows some initial progress in inoculation against COVID-19, please note that this is a limited view given that most vaccines require more than one dose per person. Also, these figures are the best-available estimates, and their interpretations need to take into account the lag in reporting.
We plan to continue tracking these developments over the next few months, and hope to complement the infographic with more nuanced stories and analyses of how the region tackles the political complexities that come with mass vaccination. Meanwhile, if you have access to more updated data, please feel free to suggest alternative credible sources.