India administered 86.16 lakh vaccine doses in a single day, the highest so far
A health worker administering a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a drive-through vaccination centre set up by the Kolkata Police and the AMRI Hospital, at E.M.Bypass in Kolkata on June 9, 2021.Kuntal Chakrabarty/ IANS

India administered 86.16 lakh vaccine doses in a single day, the highest so far

New Delhi, June 22, 2021

India administered a record 86.16 lakh vaccine doses in a single day on Monday, the highest during the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive that began on January 16.

So far, 28.87 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive.

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on Monday. The present phase of vaccination was announced by the Prime Minister on June 7. He had also called upon all citizens to vaccinate themselves and encourage others who are eligible to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

A press release from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) said the Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of the nationwide COVID19 vaccination drive.

The release said the vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

During May 2021, more than 7.9 crore vaccines were available for the nationwide COVID19 vaccination exercise. This was ramped up to 11.78 crore in June. These include the free supply of vaccines to States and UTs from the Union Government, those directly procured by the States/UTs and those directly procured by the private hospitals.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness over the record-breaking vaccination numbers in India and praised the frontline COVID warriors for their hard work in fighting the pandemic.

"Today’s record-breaking vaccination numbers are gladdening. The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight COVID-19. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the front-line warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine. Well done India!" Modi said on Twitter.


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