The health ministry on Wednesday announced India becoming the fastest country to administer 13 crore vaccine doses in a span of 95days. With around 2.9Lakhs vaccine doses given to the people yesterday day the tally stands at 13,01,19,310. The US took 101days to do so, while china took 109days to cross the same number, said the health ministry.
Eight states currently hold the 59.3% of the total number of vaccines administered – Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Karnatka, Rajasthan, Gujarat.
The vaccination program started on January 16 earlier this year with health care workers, with front line workers being jabbed from Feb 2 onwards.
With next phase March 1, for the people above 60years of age and 45years with comorbid conditions. And opened vaccination for all above 45 on April 1. The next phase is starting from May 1, with vaccination for all above 18 eligible.