India on Sunday reached the historic milestone of 200 crore vaccination mark Covid pandemic. The milestone has been achieved after 18 months when the nation began the mass vaccination on 16 January, 2021.
According to the Co-Win Portal, with total 1.91 lakha of vaccine being administered so far today, the vaccination mark crossed the milestone mark of 200 Crs. A total of 199.97 crore covid vaccine doses were administered across the country until Saturday night, which includes 5.48 crore doses of the precaution dose.
On January 16 2021, two Made-in-India vaccines – Covaxin and Covishield began to be administered to Indian citizens. After 9 months since beginning the vaccination drive, India completed the first 100 crore vaccination mark on 21 Oct, 2021. The nation has completed 200 crores mark again after nine months on July 17, 2022.
It took 277 days to reach the earlier milestone of 100 crore doses. On September 17 last year, the highest 2.5 crore vaccine doses were administered in a single day.
Congratulating the nation on this historic mark, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that India has made a new record. “India has set a new record by completing the target of 200 crore vaccinations in just 18 months. Hearty congratulations to all the countrymen on this achievement”, said Mandaviya in a tweet. He said that this day is to remember forever.
India’s first patient infected with Covid virus was reported in Thrissur District of Kerala on January 30, 2020. However, the global health body World Health Organisation also declared Covid outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on January 30, 2020. Later on, March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.