A look back at how India achieved the one billion COVID jabs milestone

Oct 21, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

According to the Union Health Ministry, India has successfully...

...administered one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.

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After China, who completed the 1 billion milestone in June this year, India became the second country to do so

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As the COVID-19 vaccination drive commenced on January 16 this year,...

...it took almost 10 months for the country to reach this mark.

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According to the health ministry data, 75 percent of the adult population has already received their first...

...dose and 31 percent has been administered both the doses.

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The first 100 million-mark was achieved within the first three months of the vaccination drive,...

...which included healthcare workers and people aged above 45.

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The vaccination drive picked up its pace after opening up for young adults aged more than 18 years on May 1.

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Within the span of three months, India was able to achieve the 500 million-mark on August 6.

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India achieved another milestone when it administered another 500 million people in just 76 days.

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India administered 260 million doses in the month of September.

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The top five states, which have administered the highest number of doses are Uttar Pradesh followed by...

...Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

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International flights from India will not be resuming on December 15 due to concerns of new COVID-19 variant