The Covid-19 vaccination drive in India is progressing at a brisk pace, with the country reaching many milestones since the launch of the drive in January this year.
Now, the country has inoculated the highest number of people with their first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine in the world.
“The number of people who have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine in India and the number of people who have completed the vaccination schedule is the highest in the world,” the health ministry claimed.
As per the ministry, about 60.7% of the adult population in India have taken at least the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. The government also claimed that the country has the highest number of beneficiaries who have been fully vaccinated with both doses.
About 62.54 per cent of doses of the vaccines have been distributed in rural areas, while 36.30 per cent were delivered to vaccination centres in urban areas. Over 181 million people have been administered both doses of vaccines compared to 178 million in the US.