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Covid: India has slid in vaccination among nations with 50 million+ population
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Covid: India has slid in vaccination among nations with 50 million+ population

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A health worker give dose of Covid-19 vaccine to beneficiary at a vaccination centre, Hotel Patliputra Ashok in Patna
NEW DELHI: Vaccination coverage in India continues to remain below the global average and its rank among the 29 countries with over 50 million population has slid over the last two months in terms of number of doses per 100 population as well as the percentage of people fully vaccinated.
Against a global average of 96 doses per 100 population as of November 16, India had achieved 81 per 100. Similarly, 41% of the world’s population has been fully vaccinated, India has given both doses to only 27% of its population.
Among the 29 most populous nations, India now ranks 16th in terms of doses per 100 population and 19th in terms of percentage of population fully vaccinated. This is despite India having for long been the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines. The two countries that were lagging behind India in September but have now marched ahead are Iran and Vietnam.
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