COVID-19: India Fastest In World To Administer 13 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses, Says Centre
India has become the fastest country to administer 13 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, taking just 95 days to do so, the Union Health Ministry said today.
The US took 101 days to administer these many doses, while China 109 days, the ministry said.
Cumulatively, 13,01,19,310 doses have been administered in India through 19,01,413 sessions, according to the provisional report till 7 am.
These include 92,01,728 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose, and 58,17,262 HCWs who have got their second dose. These also include 1,15,62,535 frontline workers (FLWs) who have got their first dose, and 58,55,821 FLWs who have taken their second dose.
Also, 4,73,55,942 above-60 beneficiaries have been administered the first dose and 53,04,679 the second dose.
In the 45-60 age category, 4,35,25,687 individuals have taken their first dose and 14,95,656 the second dose.
Eight states - Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala account for 59.25 per cent of the total doses given in the country so far, the ministry said.