India Vaccinates 1 Billion
By Micah Halpern
Friday October 22, 2021
1.4 billion people live in India. Vaccinating India against COVID was a real challenge. There were devastating surges of COVID and the country was devastated by the numbers of deaths due to corona virus.
But India just celebrated a milestone. They successfully administered 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines.
The government promoted the event with song and a video. But just as the celebrations began, the number of daily vaccines dropped.
Today, India's has vaccinated 75% of its 944 million adults with at least one vaccine dose. BUT only 31% with two doses. The government wants all adults to get vaccinated before the end of 2021.
"India scripts history," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter. "We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of (1.3 billion) Indians."
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