India reached a significant landmark in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 150-crore mark on Friday, January 7.
Health Minister terms it “historic achievement”
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya termed it a “historic achievement”. He asserted that it was made possible because of the persistent hard work of healthcare workers under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
When everyone makes efforts together then any goal can be achieved, Mandaviya said in a tweet.
91 percent of adult vaccinated with one dose
The Health Ministry officials mentioned that over 91 percent of the adult population has been administered with at least one dose while over 66 percent have been fully vaccinated.
Over 22 percent of eligible adolescents have been vaccinated with the first dose since the vaccination for this age group began on January 3.