Monday, October 18th, 2021

Almost a quarter of the Indian population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Vaccine efficiency in preventing death improves after the second dosage, according to real-time immunization data from India’s vaccinated drive.

India completed providing two doses of the Covid-19 vaccinations to about a quarter of the estimated adult population on Tuesday, more than eight months after launching the vaccination campaign.

53 lakh doses of vaccination

According to preliminary figures, just over 53 lakh vaccine doses were provided on Tuesday, bringing the total number of vaccinations to 87.59 crore. With Tuesday’s vaccinations, 68 percent of the estimated adult population has received their first dosage, with 24.61 percent having received all three doses.

Vaccination efficacy

The fact that over a quarter of the adult population has been fully vaccinated has major public health implications: real-time vaccination data from India’s immunization push demonstrates that vaccine effectiveness in avoiding death improves after the second dose. The vaccine’s efficiency was 97.5 percent, which meant it provided near-total protection against serious sickness and death.

States’ vaccination

According to official data, four significant states, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat, have conducted nearly six crore cumulative vaccinations.

Three of these large states had significantly higher second dose coverage than the national average: Gujarat (40%) Madhya Pradesh (27%), and Maharashtra (27%). (26 per cent). Despite the fact that Uttar Pradesh has had the most cumulative vaccinations in the country, just 13.34 percent of the adult population has received both doses.

West Bengal, Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Bihar are the four other states that have vaccinated over five crore people. While second dose coverage in Karnataka (35%) and Rajasthan (30%) is higher than the national average, second dose coverage in West Bengal (23%) is close to the national average. However, the second dosage average in the huge state of Bihar (14%) is much lower than the national average.

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