This animated chart shows how Canada fell behind, then caught up, in the COVID-19 vaccine race

*Updated April 22.

Canada’s vaccine rollout got off to a disappointing start, with country after country surpassing Canada in the per capita number of doses that have been administered, despite what seemed like a head start for us.

I first created this bar chart race back in late February. Starting at the beginning of April Canada kicked its vaccine rollout into higher gear. Not top gear, mind you, but we’re no longer the laggard we were.

The chart shows the number of vaccinations administered for every 100 people across a wide array of countries. The figures come from the indispensable Our World In Data project.

More updates will follow as the rollout continues.