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More than 1 billion vaccine doses given


In a Ghaziabad vaccination center, a health worker administers a Covishield dose to a man against the Covid-19 virus. This was done on October 20, 2021.

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India has distributed more than 1,000,000 Covid-19 vaccines in India since its founding. ambitious vaccination program in January

According to government data, 708 million people received at least one vaccine, which is approximately 75% of eligible population. 30% of those inoculated are fully protected against the disease. Only people over 18 can receive shots at the moment.

Prime Minister: “This accomplishment belongs to India. Every citizen of India.” Narendra ModiAccording to CNBC’s translation on Twitter: his remarks in Hindi “I would like to express my appreciation to the workers involved in vaccine transport and the health sector personnel who are engaged in vaccine development.”

New Delhi wants to fully vaccinate all of India’s adult population by the end of the year — but some, including the Delhi High CourtThis has raised questions about whether the country is capable of meeting the deadline.

There has been a variation in the number of daily doses. Data from the past month showed, for example, that India has administered 10,000,000 doses on certain days and as few as 900,000.

India will need an additional 1.8 billion vaccines in order to fully vacate nearly 950 million Indians. In June, India’s government made an announcement about a new vaccine schedule. ambitious target of producing more than 2 billion vaccine doses by December.

India’s vaccine producers have seen an increase in their output over the past few months.

India has approved many vaccines since the beginning of its inoculation program. These include: AstraZeneca shot — locally known as Covishield and manufactured by the Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, and Russia’s Sputnik-V

The country has also reportedly approved its first vaccine for those under 18 — a three-dose shot produced by Indian drugmaker Cadila Healthcare.

Although vaccinations are voluntary, more than 70,000 government-run clinics gave the shots free of cost on Thursday. Data was available. They can be purchased at more than 2,000 private centres.

India was hit by a devastating second wave between February and early MayDaily infection rates and deaths rose alarmingly during this period. Crises pushed India’s health-care system to the brink

The South Asian nation expects a third wave to arrive sometime in the coming year. But, most public health professionals agree that it will not be as severe as the last waves.

This report was contributed by Naman Tandon, CNBC.