The vaccination campaign in India is now gaining momentum and more than 180 million doses were administered last month.
Giving information about this, the central government said that this number is more than the total doses imposed in G7 countries. The G7 countries have been able to administer only about 100 million doses.
Let us tell you that for the first time in August, India had also crossed the figure of applying more than one crore doses in a day.
India is ahead compared to G7 countries
Seven major democratic economies including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy and France are part of the G7 grouping. India has applied more doses than all these countries in August.
According to the government, Canada had administered 3 million doses, the United Kingdom 5 million, Italy 8 million and Germany 9 million doses in August.
Only Japan (40 million), America (23 million) and France (13 million) have been able to inject more than 10 million doses into the G7.
India ranks second in terms of total dosage
G7 countries have been able to administer a little over 100 million doses in August. Talking about other countries, Mexico has applied 17 million doses in August, Indonesia 30 million and Brazil 50 million doses. India has been at the forefront, beating them all by a huge margin.
India is second only to China in terms of applying the most doses, but is far behind in fully vaccinating the total population.
About 67 crore doses were provided to the states: Center
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Health, it has been told that more than 66.89 crore doses have been provided to the states and union territories and 1.56 crore are currently in the pipeline. More than four crore doses are still left with the states for use.
Significantly, a total of six vaccines have been approved for use in India, but only three of them are being used.
What is the status of vaccination campaign in the country?
A total of 68,46,69,521 doses have been administered in India so far. Of these, 71,61,760 doses were administered on the previous day.
Another 52,45,46,930 people of the country have been given both doses of the vaccine and 16,01,22,591 people. The government has set a target to vaccinate the entire adult population by December.
The country may soon start a vaccination campaign for children and adolescents below the age of 18 years.
Most coveshield is being used
According to the data released by the government, the highest serum institute’s coveshield is being used in the vaccination campaign.
Of the more than 67 crore doses administered in the country, 87 per cent are Kovidshield doses. 12 percent of the doses are from Bharat Biotech’s indigenous vaccine Covaxin and the remaining one percent of Sputnik-V.
Vaccines from Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Zydus Cadila are also expected to start being used in the coming days.