India has achieved the historic achievement of administering more than 750 million doses of anti-Covid vaccine. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has given this information.
Covid Vaccination Drive: The havoc of the second wave of corona in the country is gradually decreasing, although all kinds of precautions are being taken regarding the possibility of a possible third wave. Currently, three anti-corona vaccines are being used in India. These include Kovaxin, Kovishield and Russia’s Sputnik v. Amidst all this, India has achieved the historic achievement of administering more than 750 million doses of anti-Covid vaccine. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has given this information.Also Read – Corona Vaccine Update: Bharat Biotech’s vaccine Covaxin may get approval from WHO by this week
The Health Ministry said that when the final report comes by late night, this number may increase. According to provisional data till 7 pm, more than 57 crore people in the country have been given the first dose of vaccine while more than 18 crore people have been given both doses. Also Read – Death toll from corona without vaccine is 10 times more: US research
Congratulations India! ?
PM @NarendraModi With the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas, the world’s largest vaccination campaign is continuously creating new dimensions. #AazadiKaAmritMahotsav That is, in the 75th year of independence, the country has crossed the figure of 75 crore vaccinations.#SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine pic.twitter.com/BEDmQZQsY7
— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) September 13, 2021
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He said that 99 percent of the health workers and frontline workers in the country have been given at least one dose of anti-Covid vaccine. Mandaviya said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country’s vaccination campaign is gaining new dimensions with the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas’. He tweeted, ‘Congratulations India. In the 75th year of independence, the country has crossed the 75 crore vaccination mark. Together they have used the hashtag ‘Vaccine Free Vaccine for All’ and the hashtag ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
The Southeast Asia Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) has also praised India for accelerating the anti-Covid vaccination campaign and achieving the 75 crore figure. WHO’s regional director for Southeast Asia, Poonam Khetrapal, said in a statement that it took 85 days for India to administer the first 100 million doses, but it took only 13 days to reach 650 million to 750 million.
So far, all adults in six states and union territories – Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Ladakh and Lakshadweep have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Mandaviya said that it took 85 days for India to touch the 100 million immunization mark, 45 more days to touch the 200 million mark and 29 more days to touch the 300 million mark.
It took 24 days for the country to reach 40 crore from 30 crore doses and then another 20 days to cross the 50 crore vaccination mark on 6th August. The country took 19 more days to cross the 60 crore mark and it took only 13 days to reach 70 crore from 60 crore which happened on 7th September.
In all, over 30 crore people in the age group of 18-44 years across all states and union territories have received the first dose of vaccine while more than 4.5 crore people have received both doses. The nationwide vaccination campaign was launched on 16 January and in the first phase, health workers were vaccinated. The second phase of vaccination for frontline personnel was started from February 2.
The third phase was started from March 1 in which people above the age of 60 years and those aged 45 years or more who are already suffering from any disease. Vaccination was started for all people above 45 years of age from April 1 in the country. At the same time, from May 1, the doors of vaccination were opened for all people above the age of 18 years.