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During a discussion on Covid, Health Minister said that earlier, permissions for vaccine research required 3 years, but Modi govt ‘eased those processes’.
In October, 53.21 lakh vaccine doses were administered on an average every day. Not once has the 1-crore per day mark been breached even though vaccine availability is no longer a concern.
The goal of vaccinating all adults by 31st December 2021 is not as unrealistic as it may have seemed earlier.
Health Minister Mandaviya asks people to come forward and get vaccinated as ‘gift’ for PM Modi, BJP directs state units to mobilise workers at the polling booth level for drive.
Large-scale study led by King’s College London says vaccination can reduce risk of long Covid by 50%, and decrease risk of severe disease by a third.
The unvaccinated in Lahore have a huge incentive before them now — of being able to access most social places. The stakes are high.
Punjab has vaccinated nearly 60% of teaching & non-teaching staff with at least one dose; Karnataka says vaccination for teachers & parents will be compulsory before schools reopen.
India began vaccinating its population on 16 January, covering different sections of people in phases. So far, 55,47,30,609 doses have been administered.
Even as the Covid vaccine remains the hot topic of conversation, officials say efforts are on to regain lost ground in the routine immunisation drive.
Despite terrain difficulties, hesitancy, misinformation, rumors, and even attacks on health care workers by the public, Jammu and Kashmir has successfully been able to vaccinate 74 percent of its population.