For first time, India’s fully vaccinated population surpasses those with one jab
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the collective spirit of the country
In a significant achievement of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign, for the first time, the number of fully vaccinated individuals has surpassed those who have been administered only a single dose of vaccine, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Wednesday.
“The number of the fully vaccinated individuals has surpassed the partially vaccinated eligible population for the first time in the country,” said the Minister.
“This feat has been made possible due to the Hon. Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Jan-Bhagidari’ and ‘Whole of Government Approach’, people’s faith and confidence in the Government, and the ongoing ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign which has seen tremendous response from various parts of the country,” said the Minister.
The country has in total administered over 113.68 crore (1,13,68,79,685) as per 7 am provisional reports on Wednesday, with the administration of 67,82,042 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours.
This has been achieved through 1,16,73,459 sessions.
Out of this, 75,57,24,081 doses were administered as first dose and 38,11,55,604 doses were administered as second dose.
Thus, the number of fully vaccinated individuals 38,11,55,604 exceeds those who have been administered a single dose (37,45,68,477).
The Union Health Minister congratulated the collective spirit of the country on this achievement.
In a tweet, he appealed to all eligible citizens to get vaccinated.
“We will win the battle against COVID-19 together,” Mandaviya stated.
The Union Health Minister expressed confidence that the country will have vaccinated every Indian by the end of the month-long ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign.
The staunch political commitment of the Government of India to protect every citizen from COVID-19 through vaccination has enabled the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive to achieve several feats ever since its inception on January 16.
“The nation achieved the distinction of having administered 100 cr doses on 21st October, 2021. Subsequently, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji gave a clarion call and launched the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign on 3rd November, 2021 to knock every door and reach out to every household and immunize every citizen against COVID-19 in the spirit of Antyodaya”, Mandaviya said.
The month long ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ vaccination campaign aims to ensure that all the adult population is covered with the first dose of COVID vaccine, while those who are due for the second doses are motivated to take the second dose.
Healthcare workers are conducting door-to-door vaccinations of eligible people across India with a special focus on districts where less than 50 per cent of the eligible population has been vaccinated.
The Union Health Minister also assured that there was no shortage of vaccine doses in the country.
He urged people to come forward for second dose, and motivate those in their family and community to take both the doses.