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India on Monday overtook the US to become one of the topmost nations when it comes to the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. As per data from the Health Ministry, India has administered 32,36,63,297 vaccines doses as of 8 am on June 28. With India's higher population however, the percentage of the country that has been inoculated remains comparatively lower.

"India achieves another milestone in COVID-19 vaccination and overtakes USA in total number of vaccine doses administered," the Health Ministry tweeted sharing details about global vaccination efforts. As per the list, India has now surpassed nations including the US, UK, Italy, Germany and France.

The list does not however include China, which presently leads the inoculation rankings. As per reports that quoted the Chinese National Health Commission last week, the country has administered more than one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The country has in recent weeks amped up vaccination efforts, reportedly administering around 500 million doses in less than a month.

In India, the government is looking to vaccinate the entire adult population by the end of the year. Data uploaded on the CoWIN app (on Sunday) dashboard indicates that out of a total of 31,85,37,343 administered doses at the time, only 5,51,99,291 had received the second dose of vaccine.

Further details awaited.

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