In another milestone in Covid-19 vaccination, Gujarat has become the latest state to cross the landmark of having administered eight crore vaccine doses.
Gujarat crossed the 8-crore mark on Sunday evening, as per the state health department’s daily Covid-19 bulletin. Just over 3.43 crore people have been fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus, while 1.14 crore people have received one dose of the vaccine, according to the Co-WIN dashboard. Almost 70% of the state’s 4.93 crore people eligible to receive the vaccine have received both doses.
Gujarat had reached the 7 crore vaccine mark on October 29, which means it has taken exactly a month to touch 8 crore.
After rolling out vaccination on January 16, the state took 86 days to reach the 1 crore vaccine mark on April 12. The 2-crore mark was achieved 60 days later on June 12, and the 3-crore mark after 38 days on July 21. It took 25 days to reach the 4 crore vaccination figure on August 15, 23 days to reach 5 crore on September 7, and 20 days to touch the 6-crore mark on September 27. It took 32 days to move from 6 crore to 7 crore.
Gujarat is the sixth state to have crossed the 8 crore vaccination mark. Leading the pack is Uttar Pradesh, which has given 15.95 crore doses. In Maharashtra, 11.20 crore doses have been administered, and 9.15 crore in West Bengal. Similarly, 8.55 crore doses have been given in Madhya Pradesh, and 8.02 crore in Bihar.
However, Gujarat is fourth in terms of fully vaccinated people. UP has given both doses to 4.86 crore people, while in Maharashtra, the number is 3.87 crore, as per Co-WIN data. MP has fully vaccinated 3.45 crore people, just ahead of Gujarat’s 3.43 crore. West Bengal has given both doses to 2.86 crore people, and Bihar to 2.61 crore.