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India fastest in world to reach 3 million vaccinations: Health ministry

The United States took 18 days to vaccinate 3 million beneficiaries.

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 07:29 AM IST



India took solely 13 days to full the vaccination of three million (30 lakh) individuals, fastest in the world, the well being ministry has stated. This rate of vaccination places India forward of the United States which took 18 days to reach the three million mark. Israel took 33 days and the United Kingdom took 36 days to cover three million vaccination, well being ministry knowledge revealed.

States which have vaccinated greater than two lakh beneficiaries embrace Karnataka (2,86,089), Maharashtra (2,20,587), Rajasthan (2,57,833), Uttar Pradesh (2,94,959).

Start vaccination of frontline employees, states instructed

India forward of US, UK to reach 3 million vaccinations. (Health ministry)

Though India began its vaccination drive a lot after these international locations, the vaccination rate has been increased in the nation which is credited to each the seamless administration of beneficiaries and the absence of vaccine hesitancy among the many beneficiaries. From a mean of two lakh individuals getting vaccinated on a day whereas the vaccination drive began on January 16, the per day quantity has jumped to 5 lakh, because the variety of websites and classes has additionally gone up.

India was fastest in reaching two million mark as well. (Health ministry)
India was fastest in reaching two million mark as effectively. (Health ministry)
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India was fastest to reach one million vaccinations. (Health ministry)

India was additionally the fastest to reach one million and two million vaccination marks, the well being ministry knowledge confirmed.

The ministry can be gearing up begin vaccinating frontline employees from the primary week of February. Database of greater than 61 lakh frontline employees has already been uploaded on Co-WIN portal, and the work is occurring. Health ministry extra secretary Manohar Agnani has written a letter to all states and union territories to provoke vaccination of frontline employees, whereas inoculation of healthcare employees will even go on concurrently.

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