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Numbers Matter | The growing booster challenge for India

  • Six weeks since the vaccine drive started, it is becoming apparent that the road ahead for booster coverage is going to be different in terms of pushing for coverage. Here's what we know:
For the first time since India’s inoculation drive started, the challenge ahead is not one of supply, but that of demand. (PTI)
For the first time since India’s inoculation drive started, the challenge ahead is not one of supply, but that of demand. (PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:49 PM IST

Status check: Significant progress on Covid vaccination, but challenges remain

97% of the country’s adult population has received at least one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine by March 29 while 84% have received both shots
A quarter of 15-18 age groups has not received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 14.2 million eligible people have not received their boosters.(HT Photo)
A quarter of 15-18 age groups has not received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 14.2 million eligible people have not received their boosters.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 12:20 PM IST
ByAbhishek Jha

Vaccination for 12-15 age group to kick-start today

Inoculation of children against Covid-19 in the 12-15 age cohort will begin on Wednesday and initially take place only at government vaccination centres across India till Biological E, the maker of Corbevax, announces the price of its vaccine for the private sector.
Covid-19 vaccination will be open for all children born on or before March 15, 2010, the government said in its guidelines issued on Tuesday. (PTI)
Covid-19 vaccination will be open for all children born on or before March 15, 2010, the government said in its guidelines issued on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2022 01:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Centre asks states, UTs to ramp up 2nd Covid vaccine dose coverage for teenagers

  • As many as 4,83,60,117 teenagers have so far been vaccinated against Covid-19 in India, of which, 11,28,099 have received both shots. Notably, India began vaccinating people aged above 15 from January 3 onwards.
As many as 13,01,619 teenagers were administered Covid-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours across India, according to Union health ministry data. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
As many as 13,01,619 teenagers were administered Covid-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours across India, according to Union health ministry data. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 03:53 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

41 lakh teens jabbed as vaccines open for young adults; PM, Mandaviya hail feat

According to data from the Co-WIN portal’s dashboard, 41,27,468 doses of the vaccine were administered to those in the age group as of 9.30pm.
According to data from the Co-WIN dashboard as of 10pm, Madhya Pradesh vaccinated 7,71,615 people, while in Karnataka the figure was 4,14,723. In picture - Teenagers show victory signs as they take rest after receiving the first dose.(ANI)
According to data from the Co-WIN dashboard as of 10pm, Madhya Pradesh vaccinated 7,71,615 people, while in Karnataka the figure was 4,14,723. In picture - Teenagers show victory signs as they take rest after receiving the first dose.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 11:05 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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