Press Release- India's Vaccination Century
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            The Government of India has today achieved the milestone of 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccination. The world’s largest Vaccination Drive has been carried out by India and today achieved this milestone. It was achieved with support from country’s scientific community and health professionals.

            In a historic achievement, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed the 1 billion milestone.  In a tweet, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated the countrymen and expressed gratitude to the country’s scientific community, health professionals and front-line workers for working towards achieving this stupendous feat.

            India has achieved the mark of 1 billion vaccine doses in less than 40 weeks and is the only country that has developed multiple COVID-19 vaccines across multiple platforms.  Nearly all of the 1 billion doses administered have been Made-in-India.  By the end of 2021, India would be producing more COVID-19 vaccines, monthly.  This would translate to a larger potential to share vaccines with the world, contributing towards realization of the Prime Minister’s vision of “One Earth, One Health”.

           This achievement makes it all the more important for India when the country is celebrating its 75th Independence Anniversary India@75 from March 2021 to August 2023 as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

            With low daily infection rate and increasing vaccinations, there is an expectation that travel to and from India will be restored to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels.  In this context, India has commenced issuing e-tourist visas to tourists, including free visas to applicants.  India is working closely with the international community to enhance bilateral relations, business linkages, cultural ties and people to people exchanges.



21 October 2021