Media reports claiming that India has missed Vaccination targets are misleading, says Govt
Government has said that media reports claiming that India has missed Vaccination targets are misleading. Union Health Ministry said, in the fight against global pandemic COVID-19, India’s national COVID-19 Vaccination program has been one of the most successful and largest vaccination programs compared with the many developed western nations. The Ministry said, media report is misleading and does not represent the complete picture.
Since the start of the National COVID vaccination drive on 16th January, 2021 India has administered over 90 per cent of 1st dose and 65 per cent of 2nd dose to its eligible citizens. In the drive, India has achieved several milestones unprecedented in the world, including administering over 100 crore doses in less the nine months and administering two crore 51 lakh doses in a single day.
In case of 1st dose coverage to the eligible population, USA has covered only 73.2 per cent of the population, UK has covered 75.9 per cent, France has covered 78.3 per cent and Spain has covered 84.7 per cent of its population. The Ministry said, India has already covered 90 per cent of the eligible population with 1st dose of vaccine against COVID-19.