17 Sep 2021
Over 2.5 crore doses of COVID vaccine have been administered by midnight on September 17 making this the highest single day vaccination tally so far.
In his tweet Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, “Congratulations India! India has created history on PM Narendra Modi’s birthday. By administering more than 2.50 crore vaccine doses, a golden chapter has been written in the history of the country, and the world. This day belongs to the health workers.”
The vaccination drive will receive further push after Serum Institute of India, the makers of Covishield, announced that it would scale up production to supply 200 million doses from October. Availability of more doses would bring India much closer to achieving the target of vaccinating the entire population with at least one dose by the end of December.