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64.8 percent of eligible people received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccination

September 20, 2021
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India set a new record by administering more than 20 million Covid vaccination shots in a single day to commemorate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday

India’s COVID-19 immunisation coverage has now surpassed the milestone of 80 crores (80,33,75,147) in a historic feat. Until 7 p.m. today, more than 77.25 lakh (77,25,076) vaccine doses have been administered. With the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight, the daily vaccination number is projected to rise.
Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, thanked the entire country and healthcare professionals on reaching the 80-crore mark. In just 11 days, the last 10 Cr COVID-19 Vaccine Doses were given out.

After halting exports and gifts of surplus coronavirus vaccinations after a disastrous increase in domestic illnesses in April, India’s health minister announced Monday that exports and donations will resume in October. The extra vaccinations will be utilised to meet India’s “obligation to the world for the collective fight against COVID-19,” according to Mansukh Mandaviya, but vaccinating Indians will continue to be the government’s “topmost priority.” India was supposed to be a major supplier for the rest of the globe, as well as for COVAX, a United Nations-backed effort aimed at increasing vaccine parity. It started exporting doses in January but had to stop due to a large number of instances. Many poor countries were left without adequate supply as a result of the export ban.

India donated or sold 66 million vaccination shots to over 100 nations before suspending shipments. This month, India set new vaccination records. The total for Covid is likewise in the green. On September 12, when daily Covid shots fell below 60 lakhs, the CoWin data reveals a dramatic drop. After a record-breaking 2 crore+ vaccinations on September 17th, just 85 lakhs were vaccinated on Saturday. The answer on Sunday was likewise lacklustre. This is the latest source of concern for health officials.