50% of eligible Indian population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Health Ministry

50% of the country’s population, that is eligible for vaccination is now fully vaccinated.

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50% of the country’s population, that is eligible for vaccination is now fully vaccinated. This is the moment of pride for all Indians considering the population.

Half of Indian’s adult population is estimated to be over 470 million which is more than the total population of Pakistan and Bangladesh combined together. It had been achieved in 11 months since the drive began despite of the resistance among some people.

But amid the rising fear of the Omicron variant, vaccination needs to be done at a higher pace. India is yet to decide on booster shots. Furthermore, steps that can add up to the vaccination drives could be making only vaccinated citizens eligible for certain benefits.

The gender disparity among vaccinated citizens needs to be addressed. Statewise focus must also be laid on vaccination status. More awareness programs need to be done specifically in the rural areas where people are ignorant to take the jab.