Covid vaccination: India’s total dose per 100 is 19.6 vs. UK’s 108.7 | India News
It is still 16th out of these 30 countries, even if we were to consider the proportion of the population fully vaccinated, but in this case the gap between the UK (45.8%) and India (3.6%) is considerably wider. What’s more concerning is that the countries that rank below India on this chart – all in Asia or Africa except Ukraine – have been significantly less affected by the pandemic, as shown by their cases and deaths per million. The only countries of these 30 with lower vaccination levels that have been hit the hardest are Iran and Ukraine.
In contrast, among those with higher vaccination levels, almost all have seen a much higher level of cases and deaths per million than India; China, South Korea and Japan are the exceptions. Data from ourworldindata.org records both the number of people who received the first dose and those who were fully vaccinated. In the case of China, this division is not available, but with more than 1 billion or 100 crore of doses administered in that country, at least half that number, that is, 500 million people or about 36% of the population. population, would have received the first shot.
Those above India on this chart are not all developed countries. From the developing world, China, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, all have provided vaccines to a greater proportion of their populations. Each of them has also fully vaccinated a larger part of its population than India.
Vaccination in India has been limited by supplies but is expected to improve, especially from August. Whether that will be in time to prevent or minimize a third wave of Covid-19 is another matter.