India's Vaccination Drive Lagging: Only 11% Double Doses

by GoNews Desk Aug 13, 2021 • 04:26 PM Views 745

India’s vaccination drive to fight the spread of coronavirus seems to be falling behind. Data shows that those who received at least one dose amounted to less than a fourth of the eligible population for receiving the vaccine. Only 11% of all eligible people have been fully vaccinated. Notwithstanding this, the government has asserted that it will fully vaccinate everyone above 18 by December-end.

Going by the data, India would need 188 crore doses of COVID vaccines for its 18+ population of 94 crore. However, according to the PIB, only 51.90 crores have been administered thus far as of August 11, 2021.