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slots 5 minimum deposit slot machine repair near me .India completes a year of COVID-19 vaccination drive; PM Modi salutes doctors, health workers
In a landmark, India completed a year of COVID-19 vaccination drive on Saturday. The vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus had begun last year on January 16, with the health care and frontline workers first in line to receive the vaccine dose. The vaccination drive was later expanded to citizens and people with comorbidities, and finally all above 18 plus.
Here's some interesting data in connection with India's vaccination drive since a year
PM Modi salutes individuals associated with vaccination drive
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said "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."
In a series of tweets, the prime minister today said our scientists and innovators immersed themselves in developing vaccines against COVID-19. Our hearts and minds are filled with pride, the prime minister wrote on Twitter today.
Centre to issue postal stamp to mark one year of vaccination
Meanwhile, the Central government is all set to issue a postal stamp to mark the completion of one year of vaccination drive against COVID-19, officials said on Saturday.
As the nation is going to complete one year of vaccination drive on Sunday which began on January 16 last year, a commemorative postal stamp will be issued to mark the occasion.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will issue the postal stamp and address a programme virtually.
Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan will also join the programme along with Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech.
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 156 crore
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 156 crore with more than 57 lakh vaccine doses administered on Saturday, the Union health ministry said.
Cumulatively, 52,40,53,061 first doses have been administered to individuals in the 18-44 age group across states and union territories and 36,73,83,765 second doses have been given since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive, according to health ministry data.
In the 15-18 age group, 3,36,09,191 vaccine doses have been administered, the ministry said.
Cumulatively, 90,68,44,414 first doses and 65,51,95,703 second doses have been administered, it said.
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 156 crore (1,56,63,10,110) on Saturday. More than 57 lakh (57,29,760) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm, it added.
(With inputs from agencies)
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