India has recorded more than 27.86 Lakh Covid-19 Vaccine jabs in the last 24 hours. With this India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 37.21 Crore. According to the CoWin portal, a total of 29 crore people have been given the first dose of the vaccine and a total of 6.9 crore people have received their second dose.
On 9 July, the officials of Gurugram health department said that they will start administering the Russian-made vaccine against Covid-19, Sputnik V from 10 July at the government polyclinic sector-31 without any charge. With this initiative, the Gurugram district will be among the first ones across Haryana, where the Russian-made vaccine will be administered at government facilities.
According to reports, India currently faces a vaccination short fall of 54%. Out of which, Kerala and Delhi have the least number of shortfall in Covid-19 vaccination while Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal have the highest inoculation shortfall. Kerala and Delhi have a vaccination target shortfall of 22%, while Bihar falls short by 71%, and Rajasthan and Bengal by 66%.
As several districts of Bihar reel under floods caused by heavy rain, dedicated boats in Muzaffarpur, Bihar are ensuring Covid-19 vaccination in flooded areas of the district.
Dr Rahul Pandit, a member of Maharashtra’s Covid-19 task force, has said that there is no consistency in the vaccination programme in the state. The senior doctor also expressed fear that if the vaccination target keeps on increasing, there would be two-fold problems for the state. First, the delay will not help the country to get hold of the pandemic. Second, with an increase in time, the number of mutant strains could also increase.