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Is Covid-19 vaccination lower in states with greater minority numbers?

Districts with higher Muslim populations had administered 13.9 doses per 100 people until last week, while those with fewer Muslims had administered 15.7 doses

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Coronavirus Vaccine | minorities | Coronavirus

Ishaan Gera  |  New Delhi 



coronavirus, Covid-19, vaccination, vaccine

On Wednesday, India recorded fewer than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day. The country had hit a record of 420,000 infections just a month ago. Though infections have been falling, the pace of vaccination is nowhere close to the 10 million target envisaged by the government. Despite the government opening up vaccination for all age groups between 18-44, India has been averaging 2.8 million vaccinations daily. Albeit higher than the 1.9 million vaccinations it averaged daily in May, it is much lower than the 3.7 million daily vaccinations it had achieved on April 14.

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First Published: Wed, June 09 2021. 16:53 IST

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