India has achieved the 100 crore COVID-19 Vaccination milestone on Thursday. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday had appealed to everyone who are eligible for inoculation without delay and pay their contribution to the historic vaccination journey of India.
A series of events have been listed up to celebrate the historic movement of completion of 100 crore COVID-19 Vaccination milestone. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will also launch a song sung by Kailash Kher and an audio-visual film at Red Fort today.Also, as per the reports of PTI, the largest Tricolour made of Khadi, weighting around 1400 kg will be hoisted at the Red Fort
The Director General of World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus poured in wishes for the Prime Minister, frontline workers and the people of India.
Congratulations, Prime Minister @narendramodi, the scientists, #healthworkers and people of #India, on your efforts to protect the vulnerable populations from #COVID19 and achieve #VaccinEquity targets.https://t.co/ngVFOszcmE— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) October 21, 2021
"This extraordinary feat in a short span was not possible without strong political leadership, intersectoral convergence, dedicated efforts of the entire health and frontline workforce and the people themselves," said The regional director of WHO South Asia Poonam Khetrapal Singh while congratulating India.
Around 75% of India’s eligible adult population has received at least 1st dose of COVID-19 Vaccine while 31% of them have received both the doses of vaccine.
According to health ministry, India took 85 days to reach the 10 crore vaccination mark, 45 days more to achieve 20 crore mark and 29 days more to reach the mark of 30 crore vaccination. Then the country took 24 days to reach the 40 crore mark and then 20 more days to cross the 50 crore vaccination on August 6. The nation took 76 additional days to cross the historic milestone of 100 crore COVID-19 Vaccination.
The COVID-19 Vaccination drive started on January 16, beginning with the inoculation of Healthcare workers in the first phase. From March 1, people aged 60 and above and people above the age of 45 years with comorbid conditions were allowed to take the vaccine. People above 18 years were allowed to get vaccinated from May 1