India administered 2.5 crore vaccines on Friday

New Delhi, 18/9: In a major achievement, India on Friday set a new Covid-19 vaccination record with over 2.5 crore jabs on a single day coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday, bringing the country within a touching distance of 80 crore vaccination milestone.

The mega spike eclipsed the Chinese record of 2.43 crore vaccinations in a single day.

Buoyed by the success, the Union Health Ministry hopes to reach the landmark of 100 crore vaccination by the first week of October, coinciding again with Modi’s 20th year at public office.

At the end of the day, over 2.5 crore doses were administered, pushing the total vaccination count to 79.3 crore. More than 59 crore vaccines or 75% of the shots have been given as the first dose whereas 25% of the Indian adults (19.75 crore) are now fully vaccinated.

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