- The pace of vaccination campaign against corona virus in the country is not satisfactory
- The big challenge is to achieve the target of complete vaccination of the entire adult population by December 31.
- To achieve the target, the current pace of vaccination will need to be increased manifold
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. On January 16 in the country against
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 so far 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.
relief to these states
Himachal Pradesh, on the other hand, has given 38.1% of its adult population the first dose and 7.9% the second dose. Therefore, it will have to increase the current daily average of 18,000 doses to 41,000 (slightly more than double) to achieve the target of covering the entire adult population by December. 31% of the adult population of Kerala has received the first dose while 8.1% of the adult population has been fully vaccinated. Thus, there would be a need to increase the current daily average by 2.8 times.
Maharashtra exception among states with highest population
The five most populous states of the country- Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, P. The challenge before Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh is to accelerate the current daily average vaccination rate. Maharashtra is an exception to this, which has the largest adult population after UP. It will need to increase the average speed by 4.5 times. In the top 10 list of states with adult population, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh will have to increase the speed of daily average vaccination by three to four times. Achieving this target is not easy for all these states.
The target of complete vaccination of the entire adult population of the country by 31st December. (signal picture)