India fastest in world to administer over 14 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses: Health Ministry
Over 25 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in a span of 24 hours, says the Health Ministry
India has turn into the fastest nation in the world to administer over 14 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, performed in simply 99 days, the Union Health Ministry stated on April 25.
Eight States — Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala — account for 58.83% of the whole doses given up to now in the nation, it stated. So far, 14,09,16,417 vaccine doses have been administered throughout the nation via 20,19,263 periods, the ministry stated citing a provisional report until 7 a.m.
These embody 92,90,528 healthcare and 1,19,50,251 frontline employees who received the primary dose, and 59,95,634 healthcare and 62,90,491 frontline employees who’ve taken the second dose.
Among the senior residents, 4,96,55,753 have gotten the primary dose and 77,19,730 the second performed. Among beneficiaries aged between 45 and 60 years, 4,76,83,792 received the primary dose and 23,30,238 the second dose.
“In another significant development, India has now become the fastest country in the world to cross the landmark of 14 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses. India achieved this feat in just 99 days,” the Ministry highlighted.
Over 25 lakh vaccine doses had been administered in a span of 24 hours.
On April 24, day 99 of the vaccination drive, 25,36,612 vaccine doses had been administered. While 16,43,864 beneficiaries had been vaccinated throughout 25,732 periods for the primary dose, 8,92,748 acquired the second dose of the vaccine.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare employees getting inoculated and the immunisation of frontline employees began from February 2.
The subsequent section of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on March 1 for these over 60 years of age and for individuals aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid circumstances. India launched vaccination for all individuals aged greater than 45 from April 1. It later determined to broaden its vaccination drive by permitting everybody above18 years of age to get vaccinated from May 1.