India completes 1 year of Covid-19 vaccine drive; Coverage exceeds 156.76 crore


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has saluted each and every individual who is associated with the Covid-19 vaccination drive on completion of 1 year of vaccine drive.

The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination started on January 16, 2021.

Prime Minister Modi, in a series of tweets said;

“Today we mark #1YearOfVaccineDrive.

I salute each and every individual who is associated with the vaccination drive.

Our vaccination programme has added great strength to the fight against COVID-19. It has led to saving lives and thus protecting livelihoods.

At the same time, the role of our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers is exceptional. When we see glimpses of people being vaccinated in remote areas, or our healthcare workers taking the vaccines there, our hearts and minds are filled with pride.

India’s approach to fighting the pandemic will always remain science based. We are also augmenting health infrastructure to ensure our fellow citizens get proper care.

Let us keep following all COVID-19 related protocols and overcome the pandemic.”

India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage has also crossed 156.76 crore in the last one year. More than 66 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

More than 14.13 crore balance and unutilized Coid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.