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17.2 million rupees have taken at least one hit, more than the US 16.9 million rupees | India News

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NEW DELHI: India has administered at least one dose of anti-Covid jabs to 17.2 crore people, surpassing the US where 16.9 crore people have received at least the first shot as of June 3, the government said on Friday underscoring that all efforts are directed toward rapidly increasing vaccine supplies and coverage.
“We have surpassed the US in terms of the number of people who have received at least a single dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. It is reassuring that we are constantly improving and intensifying the vaccine campaign and that it will intensify much more in the coming days, ”said NITI Aayog Member Dr. VK Paul (Health).
At least 43% of the population over 60 years of age in India has been covered with at least one dose and 37% of the population over 45 years old has been covered with the first dose of vaccines.
While India has surpassed the US in terms of the absolute number of people who were given at least one opportunity, as a percentage of the population, India’s 12.6% pales compared to the US’s 50.6%. Until now. Additionally, the US has fully vaccinated 13.7 million people, while the number for India is $ 4.4 million. The United States, however, started its vaccination program a month before India and in population figures, it is just over Rs 33 million compared to India’s 138 million rupees.
While the breakdown of how many received the first injection and how many have been fully vaccinated was not available for China, it has administered doses of 72.3 crore, meaning that at least half that number, or 36 crore, have received one or more. injections. . Overall, India has administered doses of Rs 22.75 million as of Friday at 7pm.



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