India leading the way. 🇮🇳
India becomes the fastest country to administer 2 Million Doses of #COVID19 Vaccine.
India has set the record for the fastest rollout for a million vaccine shots in a short span of just six days as compared to the countries that have put out their inoculation data in the public domain. The vaccination drive in India was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16 via video conferencing. As per Health Ministry, around 1.3 million (12.7 lakh) shots of vaccine have been administered so far with 10.4 lakh inoculations having been done by January 21.
The highest number of inoculations were reportedly recorded on January 21 with over 2,30,000 health workers getting vaccinated on the day. However, about nine million health workers are yet to be vaccinated at two doses per person. The second dose of the vaccine will be administered 28 days after the first shot. India has set the target of 300 million vaccinations by the end of the summer this year.