Over 88.13 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered in a day


Posted on 17 August 2021


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India announced the greatest percentage of COVID-19 vaccinations given in 24 hours on Tuesday, with over 88.13 lakh doses administered. According to an announcement from the Union Health Ministry, 46% of all adult Indians had got the first dose, while 13% had taken both doses. “Nearly 88 lakh [88,13,919] doses have been administered under the largest vaccination drive in the past 24 hours. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, 15 days advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain,’’ the Health Ministry said. The cumulative vaccination coverage had increased to 55.47 crore (55,47,30,609) with the administration of more than 88.13 lakh doses, according to the announcement.


Key Points


  • India announced the greatest percentage of COVID-19 vaccinations given in 24 hours on Tuesday, with over 88.13 lakh doses administered.

  • According to an announcement from the Union Health Ministry, 46% of all adult Indians had got the first dose, while 13% had taken both doses.

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