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India's vaccination coverage past 750 mn; WHO hails 100 mn jabs in 13 days

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary, at a district hospital in Noida (Photo: PTI)
A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary, at a district hospital in Noida (Photo: PTI)

India has crossed the landmark of administering 75 crore Covid vaccine doses, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said Monday.

He said the country's vaccination drive continues to create new dimensions under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with his mantra of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas (together with everybody, with everybody's efforts".

'Congratulations India! In the 75th year of independence, the country has crossed the figure of 75 crore vaccinations," the health minister tweeted with hashtags #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine and #AazadiKaAmritMahotsav.

So far, all adult people 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.

India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crore, Mandaviya said.

WHO congratulated India for accelerating Covid-19 vaccination.

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First Published: Mon, September 13 2021. 18:31 IST
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