NEW DELHI: Covid vaccinations in India scaled a new high with over 43 lakh doses administered on Monday, the highest so far on a single day, while officials maintained daily inoculation of doses will increase further in future.
A total of 8.4 crore doses were given to eligible beneficiaries across the country till Tuesday 8pm.
India stands second in terms of daily rate of vaccine doses administered with an average of 26.53 lakh daily shots given to recipients. The US has the highest rate of daily shots given at 30.53 lakh. However, other countries like Brazil, the UK and Germany are far less at 6.23 lakh, 4.13 lakh and 3 lakh, respectively.
However, the number of people fully vaccinated in India still stands at just about one crore.
Experts say the upswing in cases seems to have pushed people to get vaccinated, resulting in higher footfall in recent days.
Around 2 crore people in the 45-60 age group and over 3.44 crore people above 60 have received their first dose while 12.58 lakh people above 45 years have also received their second dose.