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COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 90.27 lakh jabs given on November 24

Aversion to taking the second dose of vaccine was one of the major causes for resurgence of the COVID-19 infection in many European nations, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said

November 25, 2021 / 09:40 AM IST
A healthcare worker gives a dose of the COVISHIELD vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), manufactured by Serum Institute of India, to a farmer in his field, during a door-to-door vaccination drive in Banaskantha district in the western state of Gujarat. (Representative image: Reuters)

A healthcare worker gives a dose of the COVISHIELD vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), manufactured by Serum Institute of India, to a farmer in his field, during a door-to-door vaccination drive in Banaskantha district in the western state of Gujarat. (Representative image: Reuters)

India has administered more than 90.27 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, taking the vaccination count beyond 119.38 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry update on November 25.

On the 313th day of the nationwide vaccination drive, over 25.07 lakh people received their first shot and 65.19 lakh their second dose.

The vaccination drive accelerated over the past few weeks. It took the country 85 days to give the first 10 crore doses, the next 10 crore took 45 days and, in another 29 days, India touched the 30-crore mark.

In the following 24 days, the count reached 40 crore and crossed the 50-crore mark after 20 days on August 6. By September 13, 75 crore vaccine doses were given. The biggest jump, however, came on September 17, when more than 2.1 crore shots were given in one day.

On October 21, India scripted history with cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassing the 100-crore milestone.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

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How does a vaccine work?

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.

How many types of vaccines are there?

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.

What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.

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The government has revised the gap between the two doses for the Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII), to 12-16 weeks. However, the interval for the second dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin remains unchanged at four weeks.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nationwide vaccination drive on January 16, with healthcare workers at the frontline of India’s COVID-19 battle getting their first jabs. The next phase started on March 1 for people over 60 years and those aged 45 and above with specified comorbid conditions. From April 1, the drive was expanded to include all aged 45 and above. The government decided to expand the vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.

Some major developments related to COVID-19 vaccination in India:

- Aversion to taking the second dose of vaccine was one of the major causes for resurgence of the COVID-19 infection in many European nations, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on November 24 and urged the people of the State to take both jabs without any delay. In a post on the social media, he said a lesson has to be learnt from the European nations' experience. In Kerala, only 60.4 per cent of the populace has received two doses of vaccine while 95.74 per cent got the first jab, he said.

- As children and adolescents are at lower risk of severe COVID-19 disease, countries should prioritise adults and sharing vaccine doses with the COVAX programme to bring supplies to poorer countries, the World Health Organisation said on the day.

- Gujarat's Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has formed 100 teams to ensure that its 'no vaccine-no entry' rule is being implemented in the city to prohibit those people who have not taken anti-coronavirus vaccine doses so far, from visiting public places like malls and restaurants, an official said on the day.

- The head of the European Union's public health agency Andrea Ammon said on the day that COVID-19 vaccine boosters should be considered for all adults, with priority for those above 40 years, in a major change to the agency's guidance. Recommendations issued by the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC) are not binding on EU governments but are used to make health policy decisions.

- The Italian government on the day decided to exclude unvaccinated people from certain activities in a bid to contain rising coronavirus infections and stave off financially crippling lockdowns just as the economy is starting to grow again. A new government decree also made vaccinations mandatory for law enforcement, military and all school employees. Previously, vaccines were only required for health care workers and teachers.

Vaccination count for states/UTs:
StatesTotal Beneficiaries
Andhra Pradesh5,80,27,262
Arunachal Pradesh 13,88,147
Assam 3,21,54,397
Bihar 7,72,30,414
Chandigarh 15,49,218
Chhattisgarh 2,49,36,526
Delhi 2,21,57,767
Goa22,89,191
Gujarat7,84,65,974
Haryana2,79,89,323
Himachal Pradesh1,06,34,366
Jammu and Kashmir 1,63,97,282
Jharkhand2,35,37,713
Karnataka7,17,88,942
Kerala 4,21,78,783
Madhya Pradesh8,32,59,255
Maharashtra 10,92,94,990
Odisha4,23,29,879
Punjab2,36,38,266
Rajasthan6,64,03,585
Tamil Nadu6,67,93,834
Telangana 3,68,08,745
Uttar Pradesh 15,34,89,227
Uttarakhand1,23,43,939
West Bengal 8,95,13,173
(With inputs from PTI)
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first published: Nov 25, 2021 09:40 am
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