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India becomes fastest country to administer 13 crore of Covid vaccine doses: Ministry of Health | India News


NEW DELHI: It took India just 95 days to administer 13 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, the fastest country to do so, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
It took the United States 101 days to administer 13 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, while China took 109 days to cross the same number, he said.
The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached 13,01,19,310 with 29,90,197 doses of vaccine administered in a period of 24 hours, according to data updated at 7 am.

Eight states – Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala – 59.33% of the total doses administered so far in the country.
The nationwide vaccination campaign was launched on January 16 with vaccinated healthcare workers (TS) and vaccination of front-line workers (PDA) starting on February 2.
The next phase of the Covid-19 vaccination began on March 1 for people over 60 and for people 45 and over with specific comorbid conditions. India launched vaccination for all people over the age of 45 starting on April 1.
Meanwhile, the government decided on Monday to expand its vaccination campaign by allowing all eligible people over the age of 18 to get vaccinated starting May 1.

Times of India