December 3, 2022

India is the fastest country to administer 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

NEW DELHI: India is the fastest country in the world to administer 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine. India achieved the feat in 85 days whereas USA took 89 days and China reached the milestone in 102 days.

The Prime Minister Office tweeted

“Strengthening the efforts to ensure a healthy and COVID-19 free India” along with the details.

India has scaled another peak in its effort to contain the COVID-19 virus with the administration of more than 100 million (10 Cr) vaccines to its citizens. The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 10,12,84,282 as per the provisional report 08:00 pm today.

The extension of vaccine coverage to those above 45 years along with the recent provisions for them to get vaccinated at their workplaces (govt and private) form a series of pro-active, collaborative and coordinated steps taken by the Centre and the State governments for safety and prevention of precious lives from the infectious COVID disease. This along with the efficient clinical management has thus far ensured that India has the lowest fatality rate in the world (1.28%).

The achievement is also a testimony of the ‘whole of society’ approach where individuals turned a deaf ear to rumours and propaganda of vested interests, shunned their vaccine hesitancy and strengthened the hand of the administration in curbing COVID-19. The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.

India is also the fastest country in the world to achieve the 100 million vaccination mark. India is fastest compared to the USA and China, which vaccinated 100 million in 89 days and 103 days, respectively.

A broader comparison with other countries on their achievements on the 85th Day reaffirms the fact that India has the highest rate of vaccination per day. USA administered 92.09 million doses in 85 days and China’s vaccination coverage was 61.42 million in 85 days.

The 10.12 Cr figure achieved across 15,17,260 sessions includes 90,03,060 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 55,06,717 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 99,39,321 Frontline Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 47,28,966 FLWs (2nd dose), 3,01,14,957 for over 45 years old to 59 years old (1st Dose), 6,37,768 for over 45 years old to 59 years old (2nd dose), 3,95,64,741for above 60 years (1st Dose) and 17,88,752 for above 60 years (2nd Dose) .

 

HCWs FLWs Age Group 45-60

years

Above 60

Years

Total Achievement
1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose
90,03,060 55,06,717 99,39,321 47,28,966 3,01,14,957 6,37,768 3,95,64,741 17,88,752 8,86,22,079 1,26,62,203

Total 29,65,886 vaccine doses were given till 8 pm today, the Eighty Fifth day of nationwide COVID19 vaccination. Out of which 26,31,119 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 3,34,767 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of the vaccine as per the provisional report. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight.

 

Date: 10th April 2021 (85th Day)
HCWs FLWs Age Group 45-60 years Above 60

Years

Total Achievement
1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose
12,581 26,051 66,137 68,029 17,32,688 52,191 8,19,713 1,88,496 26,31,119 3,34,767

 

 

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