India fastest to vaccinate 1 million in first 6 days: Health ministry data

US took 10 days and Germany 20

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A healthcare worker gets a COVID-19 vaccine at Sion Hospital, in Mumbai on Saturday.

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
With more than 2.5 million health workers vaccinated so far, 11 states have given the first jab to over 35 per cent of its healthcare workforce and another six have achieved about 20 per cent or less vaccine coverage, health ministry data showed. 

India is the fastest in the world to reach one million vaccinations within the first six days — US took 10 days and Germany 20. 

While Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh have administered the first dose to almost 21 per cent of healthcare workers, states including Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand have managed less than 16 per cent coverage.

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First Published: Jan 28 2021 | 10:36 PM IST

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