How many people have been fully vaccinated and how many are yet to get a single shot?
India touched the big milestone of administering one billion doses of vaccines against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on October 21, 2021, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The inoculation record, accomplished in about 10 months since the vaccination drive began in the country, was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as United Nations agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
India's progress must be viewed in the context of the country's commendable commitment & efforts to ensure these life savings vaccines are accessible globally: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia pic.twitter.com/paOU6rXEUb— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2021
The global media, however, highlighted the glaring gap in the country between the number of people fully vaccinated and those with just one dose. A look at the significant figures related to this development:
Total number of doses administered in India as on October 21, 2021
Number of vaccine candidates in circulation in the country
Number of people who have received both doses of a vaccine till
Number of people who have received only one dose of a vaccine
Share of population who are yet to receive even a single dose of vaccine*
Number of people fully vaccinated in Maharashtra (the highest)
Total number of doses administered in Uttar Pradesh (the highest)
All figures from www.cowin.gov.in
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