The haves and have nots of the COVID-19 vaccine

Which countries will have access to the coronavirus vaccine sooner, and who will have access later?

PORTLAND, OR - DECEMBER 16: A healthcare worker prepares COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center on December 16, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. The first rounds of Pfizer's vaccine were administered in Oregon on Wednesday. Nathan Howard/Getty Images/AFP (AFP)

We keep hearing about the first COVID-19 vaccines being distributed in the United Kingdom and the United States — but what about everyone else? When will the rest of the world be vaccinated? We check in with Al Jazeera correspondents from Baghdad to Beijing on when people there will start vaccinating, and what can be done to get more vaccines distributed.

In this episode:

Zain Rizvi, law and policy researcher for Public Citizen; Al Jazeera journalists Manuel Rapalo in Mexico City; Elizabeth Puranam in Delhi; Jessica Washington in Jakarta; Malcolm Webb in Nairobi; Katrina Yu in Beijing; Charles Stratford in Baghdad; and Dr Zaher Sahloul, president of MedGlobal.

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The team:

Amy Walters produced this episode with Abigail Ony Nwaohuocha, Dina Kesbeh, Negin Owliaei, Ney Alvarez, Priyanka Tilve, Alexandra Locke and Malika Bilal.

Alex Roldan was the sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s executive producer and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

Source: Al Jazeera