India sets 1-day record, crosses 1 crore jabs on Friday
NEW DELHI: India on Friday hit a record one crore doses of anti-Covid jabs till 10pm, surpassing the previous high of 92 lakh shots on August 16 as vaccination picked up pace with improved supplies.
Now almost 37% of India's 1.3 billion population is covered with at least one dose, whereas 10 % have received both doses. In terms of the 94 crore adult or 18-plus population currently e gible to receive shots, 51% have been covered with at least one dose. Of these, 15% have got both doses.
Though in comparison to countries like the US and the UK, the numbers of those fully vaccinated are low, India is progressing in terms of shots per 100 population. In recent weeks, the graph has risen sharply to 43/100 population, according to ourworldindata.org.
Though India's large population makes the task of vaccination challenging, barring China, it has delivered the most number of full vaccinations after the US. The US has 172 million people fully vaccinated and India has 136 million. In terms of the number of people who have received at least one dose, India is behind only China, which has delivered two billion shots overall as of August 26.
The go nment aims to cover all of the adult population by December this year, before it starts vaccination among children. Offi als said achieving the goal will depend on the ability to scale up and a sustained pace, and equally on the e gible population "willing" to receive shots as well as those who might be difficult to access.
Rajendra Prasad Sinha
Entire world is busy with Taliban. Modi is busy elsewhere. That is why this man is so dear to people. He is always behind his mission. Mission to see India ahead of all others, a global phenomenon.
If Congress would have been in power Pappu would have ensured that the Italian People get jabbed on priority.
Stunning blow to our secular liberal gang who said, full vaccination in India takes 12 years
1 crore is a huge number and there are many countries which have less than 1 crore in population. Kudos to Govt of India and vaccine manufacturers and health workers who administer these vaccines.
Great achievement by the Modi go nment. Please keep it up.
K Mohan Hyderabad city
Really commendable indeed and thanks to doctors nursing staff and other health workers who made this possible
Big slap on Pappu and his idiotic chamchas.....We should be thankful to God for identifying Modi as our PM ......
Tremendous achievement in face of unprecedented challenges. Kudos to everyone involved. Jai Hind
BJP govt may not be perfect. Some of the laws may not be perfect. However, no one else can match their commitment to make India stronger and become a developed country. No has so many honest and patriotic people in BJP. Hope opposition parties learn and change from BJP.
By all said and done, this is GREAT. To reach this level is IMPOSSIBLE for any other country accross the world.
indeed a boon to have prime minister of india like narendra modi who works almost 18-19 hrs a day to achieve the goals set by him to eradicate corona and to revive india economy..let us pray for his good health radhakrishna bangalore
Great work India! SUPER Proud of Modi Ji, BJP, NDA and all our front line workers
Congratulations to those got vaccinated
Well done , keep achieving many more highs. Important is to maintain the pace of vaccination more than 1 cr each day not just intermittently.
Fossil By Then
ONLY BECAUSE OF MODIJI..! He has SINGLEHANDEDLY saved the lives of millions.. No other Indian comes close even to the dust on his feet. Baaki population only copulating and increasing the population while Modiji selflessly, lovingly and like God, works relentlessly for the country day and night.
MODOJI HAS GIVEN A FITTING REPLY TO THE SCEPTICS WHO WERE QUESTIONING the capability of the Centre to administer vaccines to the teeming millions. Jai Hind
More than 60 crores getting atleast one jab and 12 crores fully vaccinated.Great achievement.
Kudos GOI. Our focus should remain like this. Let's fight together to end this pandemic.
Pappu will have a sleepless night.
Do it every day
Encouraging sign. Still a long way to go.