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50% of adult population in India is now vaccinated with first dose, informed Union Health Ministry. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

50% adults vaccinated with first dose

In a positive development, 50% of the country’s eligible adult population is now vaccinated with the first dose. It includes 99% coverage amongst healthcare workers and almost 100% among frontline workers. Also, the average number of vaccinations per day was 52.16 lakh doses in August, up from 43.41 lakh in June and 39.38 lakh in July. A record one crore doses were administered on August 27, according to government data.

The union government also said supply issues have been sorted out and stabilised. There have been no complaints of shortage from states in recent weeks.

The Union Health Ministry has urged states to focus on increasing coverage of the second dose keeping in mind the high reinfection numbers in states like Kerala. The ministry has also advised focus on covering vulnerable groups as soon as…