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How August Turned Out To Be A Major Inflection Point For India’s Vaccination Effort


Thanks to the outstanding performance in August, India has reached 654 million vaccinations to date. It crossed 500 million first doses (54 per cent of the adult population) and 150 million second doses, all on 31 August.


On 1 March 2021, after vaccinating its healthcare and frontline workers in preparation following ICMR’s recommendation, India embarked on the quest to vaccinate its entire adult population against Covid-19 — a daunting task by any measure. It has now been six full months since then. This article reviews the performance of that period.

Some of the highlights of the month of August are now well known. A short table summarising just the August achievements:


Most vaccinations in a day 13.3 Million (31 August 2021)

Vaccination in last 7 days of August 60 Million

Vaccination for Month of August 186 Million (5.94 Million a day)


Thanks to the outstanding performance in August, India has reached 654 million vaccinations to date. It crossed 500 million first doses (54 per cent of the adult population) and 150 million second doses, all on 31 August.

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