Corona Cases On Low Point, But Which States Are Lagging In Vaccine Drive?
If the state-wise data of vaccination is seen, then it will be found that those states lagging in almost all indexes are falling behind on the vaccination drive as well. There are states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand where less than 10% of the eligible population has received a double dose of the vaccine. In Uttar Pradesh, only 9% of the eligible population have received the double dose of an anti-COVID vaccine, whereas 36% of the state’s eligible population has received at least one dose. Bihar is in a similar situation as its neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. 9% of the eligible population is double vaccinated, and 35% of the qualifying population has received at least one dose. In Jharkhand, 10% of the eligible population have received the double dose of an anti-COVID vaccine, whereas 35% of the state’s eligible population has received at least one dose. 50% States Have Below 50% Vaccine Coverage There are 50% states of India where the vaccine coverage is less than 50% of the eligible population. That is, less than 50% of the population of those states have received even one dose of an anti-COVID vaccination. In all the different states, the number of fully inoculated people is less than 25% of the population. States With Btter Vaccine Performance However, if the contenders for relatively better performance in the vaccine drive are considered, then Lakshadweep, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, figure at the top of the list. Here, around 80% of the population is covered by the vaccine (at least one dose), whereas in some of the best performing states, more than 50% of the eligible population has been fully inoculated. CoWin tells us that on 27th September, India administered more than 1 crore doses of the vaccine for the fifth time. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya thanked PM Narendra Modi for this achievement.
Congratulations to the nation, as we administer another 1 crore #COVID19 vaccine doses ????— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) September 27, 2021
Under PM @NarendraModi ji, India delivers a punch to Corona - Record of 1+ crore vaccines achieved for the 5th time.#SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine pic.twitter.com/fQfVWoDAbR