India, Fastest Country In Rolling Out COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Harin - Feb 01, 2021


India, Fastest Country In Rolling Out COVID-19 Vaccination Program

According to the Indian Health Ministry, the country took 13 days to cross the 30 lakh mark for the number of people vaccinated with the COVID-19.

Besides the US and some European nations, India was one of the first countries to roll out its COVId-19 vaccination program.

Every since the vaccines were available, with frontline healthcare workers becoming the first ones to receive them, the country has achieved impressive coverage.

In less than two weeks after the roll-out of the vaccination program, more than 30 lakh frontline healthcare workers have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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More than 30 lakh frontline healthcare workers have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The provisional report suggests that till 7 pm January 29, a total of 33,68,734 citizens in India has been vaccinated through 62,939 sessions. On that same day, as many as 4,40,681 people were vaccinated.

According to the data from the Indian Health Ministry, the country took 13 days to cross the 30 lakh mark.

In comparison, the US needed 18 days, Israel took 33 days and the United Kingdom needed 36 days to reach the same milestone.

India was the fastest to reach the marks for one million as well as two million vaccination, stated the Health Ministry.

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India was the fastest to reach the marks for one million as well as two million vaccination.

So far, the total number of people receive the COVID-19 vaccines include 48,008 from Delhi, 97,126 from Tamil Nadu, 1,10,381 from Bihar, 1,35,832 from Kerala, 1,77,856 from Andhra Pradesh, 2,16,004 from Gujarat, 2,20,356 from West Bengal, 2,22,193 from Madhya Pradesh, 2,57,173 from Maharashtra, 3,07,752 from Karnataka, and 4,31,879 from Uttar Pradesh.

Until 7 pm on January 29, 213 adverse events after vaccination were reported.

In the first phase, Covaxin and Covishield vaccines have been used. The plan is to vaccinate 3 crore frontline healthcare workers in this phase.

The second phase will start in March – April. In this phase, people who are older than 60 years old and people with co-morbidities will be vaccinated.

India, with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, uses CoWIN to link vaccines with beneficiaries.

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The plan is to vaccinate 3 crore frontline healthcare workers in the first phase.

CoWIN would be integrated into Aarogya Setu, a contact-tracing app from the government. The app has been downloaded and installed by about 150 million people.

In the second phase, people could select vaccinate slots through CoWin and get QR-coded certificates, allowing them to have proof to travel around.

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