As of February 23, India has administered COVID-19 vaccines to 11,745,552 people. Other countries have administered COVID-19 vaccines to more people.
As of February 23, India has administered COVID-19 vaccines to 11,745,552 people. Not all these people have received both doses of the vaccine. The second dose is administered any time between four to six weeks. India began administering the second dose on February 13. The majority of those already vaccinated are health workers and frontline workers.
On February 7, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released a report in the Press Information Bureau (PIB) that shows that India has become the third topmost country in the world, in terms of the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.
However, if you look at the number of doses administered per 100 people, you will see that India has only vaccinated 0.8 percent of its population. This is far behind other countries with smaller populations: for instance, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, the U.K., and the U.S. have all vaccinated a higher proportion of their populations.
That said, if you do just look at the number of doses administered, India comes in fourth, after the U.K., China, and the U.S.
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