Today, the total number of COVID-19 vaccination doses delivered in the country exceeded the 100-crore mark. Over 70 crore individuals have gotten the first dosage of covid vaccination, according to the government’s CoWin website, while 29 crore have received the complete doses. Uttar Pradesh leads the top five states in terms of dosages administered, followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Thursday that “India scripted history” as the country reached the milestone of administering 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations. He thanked doctors, nurses, and all those who contributed to the achievement.
“India scripts history. We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians. Congrats India on crossing 100 crore vaccinations. Gratitude to our doctors, nurses and all those who worked to achieve this feat. #VaccineCentury,” PM Modi tweeted.
Congratulating the people and healthcare workers, Dr VK Paul, Member-Health at NITI Aayog, said it’s remarkable to reach 100 crore billion dose mark for any nation, an achievement in just over nine months since the vaccination program started in India.
He however pointed out that 25% of adults, who are eligible to receive free vaccination are still unvaccinated. “Efforts must go forward to vaccinate those who haven’t taken the first dose,” he added.
“Just over 30% of Indians vaccinated with both doses, about 10 crore individuals are now overdue, they should have received the second dose, but they have not. It’s now unfinished work that we must accomplish, and send reminders to those individuals to take their second dose,” Dr Paul said.