COVID-19 vaccine dose tally crosses 200-crore mark

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COVID-19 vaccine dose tally crosses 200-crore mark

  • India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination drive crossed 200-crore doses.
  • The country has now achieved 97% first-dose coverage, while 90% adult have received both doses of the vaccine.

Unparalleled effort

  • Several systematic interventions were carried out for capacity building to carry out this nationwide exercise.
  • Existing supply chain for storage and transport of COVID-19 vaccines was leveraged
  • Effective monitoring of vaccine distribution
  • Efficient utilization of vaccines and syringes were ensured at all times.
  • Vaccination exercise was carried out in a citizen-friendly approach through initiatives such as
  • ‘Har Ghar Dastak’
  • Workplace- and school-based vaccination
  • Vaccination of persons without identity documents
  • Near-to-home and mobile vaccination centres
  • With 71% centres in rural areas and over 51% of doses administered to women, programme ensured geographical and gender equity.

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Data from States

  • Delhi tops the list of cities that have administered most double doses with 1.53 crore jabs
  • Followed by Mumbai (97.30 lakh), Bengaluru Urban (93.46 lakh), Pune (83.69 lakh), and Ahmedabad Corporation area (49.73 lakh).
  • List of states that have administered the most doses (cumulative) to children is headed by Uttar Pradesh (1.94 crore)
  • Cities that have administered most Booster doses are
  • Delhi (19.34 lakh), Mumbai (10.33 lakh), Bengaluru Urban (9.30 lakh), Kolkata (7.40 lakh), and Pune (7.08 lakh).

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Prelims take away

  • COVID-19
  • ‘Har Ghar Dastak’