India has achieved a significant milestone in the Coronavirus vaccination drive as it administered over 150 crore vaccine doses across the country since the inception of the drive.
Hailing the country’s vaccination drive against Coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India reached the historic milestone of administering 150 crore vaccines on Friday.
“The country had started the new year with the beginning of vaccination of the youth from 15 to 18 years age group. Today, in the first week of the first month of the year, the country is achieving the historical feat of administering 1.5 billion COVID vaccine doses in less than a year,” PM Modi said.
The country had kick-started the Coronavirus vaccination drive in January 2021 after DCGI gave EUA to Covishield and Covaxin. In October, India surpassed the milestone of delivering 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Overall, more than 87 crore people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in India and over 62 crore people have been provided with both doses, according to data on the CoWIN platform.