New Delhi: According to the Union Health Ministry, 31.50 crore corona vaccine doses have been given in India so far. This includes the first and second doses. In the last 24 hours, 61,19,169 doses of vaccine have been given. According to the Ministry of Health, till 9 am on June 26, 6,70,95,979 people above 60 years of age have been given the first dose and 2,29,35,996 people have been given the second dose. That is, 2,29,35,996 people above 60 years of age have been given both doses of the vaccine.
Vaccination for people above 60 years of age was started from 1st March and it has been almost 4 months. But so far 9,00,31,975 vaccine doses have been given, out of which only 2,29,35,996 people have received both the doses. Still 4,41,59,983 second dose is still left. Why is it so?
According to experts, there can be three possible reasons for this, first the new guideline regarding the vaccine, in which the time between the first and second dose has been increased. Some other people got infected in the second wave and the third reason is confusion about the vaccine.
What do experts say
According to former director Dr. MC Mishra, the main reasons for this are two-three. After the first people who took the vaccine in March-April, new guidelines came, in which the second dose was extended. The second reason is that many people got infected in the second wave and those who got the infection do not need to take the second dose immediately. Such guidelines came, in which he can take the second dose after three to six months. The third reason may still remain some confusion among the people regarding this.
For those who have got the first dose and the second is left, the biggest reason for that is to increase the difference between the two doses of Corona’s vaccine Kovishield. The highest dose of this vaccine has been given. According to the data on the Cowin portal till 3.30 pm on Saturday, 26 June, 27,38,85,435 doses of Coveshield have been given, while 3,71,89,542 doses of Covaccine have been given.
According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry till 9 am on June 26, 31,50,45,926 vaccine doses have been given, in which 25,98,34,772 people have been given the first dose of vaccine and 5,52,11,154 people have corona. Both doses of the vaccine have been given.
a look at the figures
– 1,01,83,459 healthcare workers have been given the first dose and 71,75,222 healthcare workers have been given the second dose.
While 1,74,05,275 frontline workers have been given the first dose and 93,02,922 have been given the second dose.
Apart from this, 6,70,95,979 people above 60 years of age have been given the first dose and 2,29,35,996 people have been given the second dose.
8,59,69,905 people in the age group of 45 to 59 years have been given the first and 1,40,81,556 people have been given the second dose of corona vaccine.
At the same time, 7,91,80,154 people aged 18 to 44 years have received the first dose and 17,15,458 people have received the second dose of the vaccine.
When did vaccination start
The nationwide vaccination campaign was launched on 16 January and the vaccination of frontline workers started on 2 February. The next phase of corona vaccination started from March 1, in which people above 60 years of age along with people above 45 years of age who have serious illness started. At the same time, vaccination was started for every person above 45 years of age from April 1. Vaccination of people between 18 and 44 years started from May 1. Whereas from June 21, free vaccination was started for people above 18 years of age.
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