Over 60% vaccinated with one dose, 20% covered with both


New Delhi: Three in five Indian adults have been covered with at least one Covid vaccine dose and 20 per cent have received both doses. New government data shows Chandigarh entering the coveted league of states and UTs to have protected their adult population with the first Covid dose.

Jabs: India exceeds 18 nations combine in Sept

New Delhi: India is ahead of 18 major countries combined on the daily average Covid-19 vaccine delivery, latest world data show. Where 18 major nations together administered 8.17 million doses daily on an average between September 1 and 13, India alone administered 8.54 million doses. The overall vaccine doses delivered by India have exceeded 76 crore since January 16 when the inoculation drive began. TNS

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan today said 62 per cent people aged 18 and above had received at least one Covid shot and 20 per cent had received both. India has an estimated 94 crore adults.

As of today, 57.86 crore first doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered and 18.7 crore persons have received both doses.

Commenting on the scale of inoculation, the government said in the first 11 days of September over 11 crore doses have been administered which was double the doses given throughout May.

The government also said of the 3,651 Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) Plants for medical oxygen generation which have been sanctioned, 1,595 have been commissioned so far. This comes to a 43.6 per cent commissioning rate. Of the total 3,651 PSA plants sanctioned with 4,751 MT capacity, 1,491 plants with 2,281 MT are centrally supported.


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