17.2 crore have got at least one jab, more than US's 16.9 crore: Go nment
NEW DELHI: India has administered at least one dose of anti-Covid jabs to 17.2 crore people, overtaking the US where 16.9 crore people have received at least the first shot as of June 3, the go nment said on Friday underlining that all efforts are aimed towards fast ram up of vaccine supplies and coverage.
“We have overtaken the US in terms of number of people who have received at least a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine. It is reassuring that we are steadily improving and intensifying the vaccine campaign and it will be intensified so much more in the days to come,” NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said.
NITI Aayog成员(健康)VK Paul博士说：“我们接种一剂以上新冠疫苗的人数已经超过了美国。令人欣慰的是，我们正在稳步加强疫苗接种活动，并将在今后的日子里进一步加强。”
At least 43% of the 60-plus population in India has been covered with at least one dose and 37% of the population aged above 45 years covered with the first dose of the vaccines.
While India has overtaken the US in terms of absolute number of people given at least one shot, as a percentage of population, India’s 12.6% pales in comparison to the 50.6% achieved by the US so far. Also, the US has fully vaccinated 13.7 crore people while the number for India is 4.4 crore. The US, however, began its vaccination programme a month before India did and in population numbers, it is a little over 33 crore to India’s 138 crore.
While the break-up of how many received the first shot and how many have been fully vaccinated was not available for China, it has administered 72.3 crore doses, which means at least half that number, or 36 crore, have received one or more shots. Overall, India has administered 22.75 crore doses till Friday 7pm.
R Venkatesh Govind
Registering on Cowin itself should count as one jab, as it is a herculean task
You need 70% people around you vaccinated for herd immunity. Not 70 lakh or 70 crore. 70%.
Why India always compares to US & copies every word they use, India must compare them to only Bangladesh, pakistan or Sri Lanka
what a stupid article to mislead the masses and lead them to believe that the Central Govt is doing a great job
Compare the population before giving the statement.
This makes no sense dont compare apples and oranges in the US it is probably 50% of the population here it is the tip of the iceberg not enen 10%
What a nuissance kind of comparison, by this we have vaccinated almost full pacific islands population. Look at the USA’s population and look at India?? We should be comparing with china.
Well...US has vaccinated 50% with first dose....but more importantly ....they have 40% fully immunized ....ours data of completely vaccinated will be too less.....
Shameer i k
US vaccinated 70% but India vaccinated only 10%, thats why took count instead of pertcentage??
comparing us to US is $tupidty. They are 300 mil and we are freaking 1.2billion.
Only a mentally unsound person will attempt to compare India with US.
What's this more than US rubbish? Why are Indians so boastful or lack of confidence?
Ravi Kumar Bhat
USA has vaccinated more than 50% of population and India 12%
Shameless go nment making nonsense statements, what is this comparison, you were only begging every country in the world for last two months and still getting vaccine bheekh from US, Moorakh bhakton start commenting now
We are now in competition with Pakistan and Bangladesh unfortunately, trying to compare with US is going to fool no one.
Good progress by Indian govt. It proves that pace of vaccinating in India is better than USA. But percentage wise we need to go long way.
This govt has totally lost its marbles. I ved for it.
It's idiotic as well stupid to compare data with US...
Stop fooling people with this comparison.....
33 crore population vs 140 crore population