Will India be able to fully vaccinate the entire adult population by December 31? Know how difficult the goal is
If we take stock of the situation from state to state, then in UP, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, and Assam, there is a need to increase the pace much more than the national demand.
NEW DELHI: If the entire adult population of the country is to be protected against the corona virus before the new year, then the average daily rate of Kovid vaccination will have to be increased by about five times. The vaccination campaign against the Kovid-19 epidemic was started in the country on 16 January, which is continuing.
There is a need to increase the speed in these states more than the national average.
If we take stock of the situation from state to state, then in UP, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Assam, there is a need to increase the pace much more than the national demand. Statistics show that if the vaccination campaign in the country is to reach the milestone by December, then the average daily vaccination in UP will have to be increased nine times, Bihar eight times, while Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Assam will have to speed up seven times.
Challenge to achieve the target in the remaining 207 days of the year
Our partner newspaper The Times of India (ToI) has estimated the population office's estimated state-wise adult population by 2021. This showed which state would have to administer the vaccine by the end of the year so that its entire adult population would be covered. Then the target achieved and the daily average in the 143 days of the vaccination campaign were analyzed. If the country knows what has been achieved so far, it should also know how much is left. If we add from June 8, then there are 207 days left for the end of this year. This gives us the state-wise average daily speed figures for full immunization of the adult population.
If we look at the figures of Uttar Pradesh, less than 12% of the adult population has got the first dose of the vaccine, while only 2.5% of the adult population has taken the second dose. There the vaccination campaign is progressing at an average speed of 1.4 lakh doses every day. In such a situation, to achieve the target of vaccinating the entire adult population in UP by December, the vaccination campaign will have to be increased at an average daily rate of 13.2 lakh doses in the remaining days, which is more than 9 times the daily target achieved so far. is too much. Similarly, Bihar has given the first dose of vaccine to 12.6% of its adult population while only 2.5% of the population has received the second dose. In terms of the adult population there, there is a need to increase the daily speed of vaccination campaign by 8.4 times to achieve the remaining target in the remaining time.