Covid19 : India successfully administers 1 Billion vaccine jabs
India crosses 1 billion Covid19 vaccinations this morning. To celebrate this, the Archaeological Survey of India will light up its 100 of its heritage monuments in colours of the national flag.
AstraZeneca’s Covishield accounts for about 88% of the total jabs given so far. India’s immunisation campaign has covered three-quarters of its 944 million adults with at least one dose but only 31% with two. The government has plans to vaccinate all adults by the end of this year.
India’s milestone comes months after a huge spike in cases in April and May, when more than 400,000 infections and 4,000 deaths were reported per day and the country’s health infrastructure was overwhelmed.