In a landmark achievement in fight against the COVID 19, India on Thursday crosses 100 crore vaccination mark as country is running the world’s largest vaccination drive since January 16.
Sources in the India’s health Ministry told News Bridge, that India crossed 100-crore milestone despite facing the initial logistical issues in in distribution and storage of vaccines.
“We achieved this 100-crore milestone in record 275 days since January 16” the source said.
“As of October 16, more than 28.28 crore people are fully vaccinated and 69.47 crores has received at least one dose,” the source added.
According to the report in the Financial Express, states like Sikkim, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Lakshadeep, 100 per cent of the adult population has got at least one dose and also has the highest proportion of fully vaccinated people
On the other hand, some of the larger states with a much larger populations like Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttarakhand also has managed to partially vaccinate 90 per cent of the population.
For bigger states with a higher population like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Maharashtra, the coverage is close to 70 percent for first dose and between 17 to 20 per cent for 2nd dose, reports the Indian Express.
(Inputs from media reports)