Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya today released commemorative postal stamp on India’s achievement in developing indigenous COVID19 vaccine. The postal stamp was released today to mark one year of vaccination drive in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mandaviya said, today is an important day for everyone as the country has completed one year of vaccination drive. He said, the world is amazed by India’s vaccination drive. The Minister said, 93 per cent of people above 18 years are vaccinated with 1st dose and 70 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.
Dr Mandaviya said, some people started creating confusion even before the vaccines were rolled out, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dedicated and he encouraged Indian scientists and companies to continue the work. He congratulated health workers, scientists, vaccine manufacturing companies and all the citizens of the country who have become partners in the entire campaign.
AIR correspondent reports that India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched by Prime Minister Modi on 16 January last year. This is the world’s largest vaccination program covering the entire length and breadth of the country. Vaccination was made free for everyone above 18 years of age on 21st June, 2021. The current vaccine production capacity of Covishield in India is approximately 25 crore doses per month, and that of Covaxin is around six crore doses per month.