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India achieves major milestone in vaccination against Covid; Almost 25% of eligible population fully vaccinated

Updated: September 29, 2021 12:55 pm

India has completed administering both doses of the vaccine to almost 25% of the adult population. According to provisional data, more than 53 lakh vaccine doses were administered yesterday, taking the cumulative number to 87.59 crore. With yesterday’s vaccinations, 68% of the estimated adult population has received their first dose and 24.61% are fully vaccinated.

According to latest official data, four large states – Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat – have conducted more than 6 crore cumulative vaccinations. Three of these large states have a second dose coverage higher than national average – Gujarat (40%), Madhya Pradesh (27%) and Maharashtra (26%). Uttar Pradesh, which has conducted the maximum cumulative vaccinations, has, however, administered both doses to just 13.34% of the adult population.

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