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PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on hitting 100 crore COVID vaccination mark: Key highlights

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on hitting 100 crore COVID vaccination mark: Key highlights

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on hitting 100 crore COVID vaccination mark: Key highlights
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates nation on achieving the 100 crore COVID-19 vaccination mark. The milestone was achieved in 278 days as the countrywide vaccination drive was launched on January 16. According to Co-WIN portal data, over 71 crore vaccine doses were administered as the first dose and over 29 crore as the second dose. More than 75 percent of India's adult population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with nine states and union territories administering the first dose to all eligible people. Over 31 percent of the country's around 93 crore adults have been administered both doses, according to Health Ministry officials.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed his Twitter profile picture as India hits the 100 crore vaccination mark.

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The vaccination program in India is driven by science -- it is Science Born, Science Driven and Science Based, says PM Modi, adding that it is a matter of pride for India.

India started the inoculation drive with the message -- 'Sabko vaccine, muft vaccine' (vaccine for all, vaccine for free). There should be no disparity in vaccination as every section of the society was affected, says PM Modi.

PM Narendra Modi says that the vaccine century is a result of 'sabka saath, sabka prayas'. There is no VIP culture while giving shots.

Countries across the world are hailing India's efforts on achieving the milestone in less time. This comes at a time when many countries are battling vaccine hesitancy, says PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation. He congratulates people on achieving the 100 crore vaccination mark.

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India on Thursday created history by administering 100 crore vaccine doses against the COVID-19 pandemic. The target was achieved in 278 days. The country achieved the target of the first 25 crore doses in 151 days, the next 25 crore doses in 58 days, another 25 crore doses in 36 days.

More than 75 percent of India's adult population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Over 31 percent of the country's around 93 crore adults have been administered both doses.

India reports 15,786 new COVID-19 cases and 231 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active caseload stands at 1,75,745, as per the Union Health Ministry.

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on hitting 100 crore COVID vaccination mark: Key highlights

In Pics | India hits 100-crore vaccination mark: Key facts and timeline

India has achieved an important milestone on Thursday of administering 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses so far. The country took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach the 30-crore mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country took 24 days to reach the 40-crore mark from 30-crore doses and then 20 more days to surpass the 50-crore vaccination mark on August 6.It then took 76 days to go past the 100-crore mark.

According to Co-WIN portal data, over 71 crore vaccine doses were administered as the first dose and over 29 crore as the second dose.

The 100 crore vaccination milestone was achieved in 278 days as the countrywide vaccination drive was launched on January 16.

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