Photos: India administers record 8.6mn vaccine doses in a single day

Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:22 PM IST
  • The Centre launched a universal vaccination programme against Covid-19 on June 21 to provide states with free vaccines for the 18-45 category. On its first day, India administered close to 8.6 million vaccine doses against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the country's highest single-day number recorded so far. India’s national Covid-19 immunisation drive began on January 16. For healthcare workers, and was later expanded to include all frontline workers on February 2, and then, everyone over the age of 60 years and people over the age of 45 with co-morbidities, on March 1. On April 1, it was expanded to include everyone over the age of 45.
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A health worker inoculates a man with a jab of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination Centre in New Delhi on June 21. According to the Union health ministry, India on June 21 administered close to 8.6 million vaccine doses against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in a single day, which is the highest ever single-day number recorded in the country so far.(Money Sharma / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:22 PM IST

A health worker inoculates a man with a jab of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination Centre in New Delhi on June 21. According to the Union health ministry, India on June 21 administered close to 8.6 million vaccine doses against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in a single day, which is the highest ever single-day number recorded in the country so far.(Money Sharma / AFP)

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Security personnel delivering boxes containing vials of Covishield vaccine, at a vaccination centre set up at Navyug School in New Delhi on June 21. A revised universal Covid-19 immunisation policy kicked in on June 21, wherein the Centre is procuring and supplying 75% of the total vaccine supplies being produced in India for free to states for immunising all adults.(Sumit Dayal / Bloomberg) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Security personnel delivering boxes containing vials of Covishield vaccine, at a vaccination centre set up at Navyug School in New Delhi on June 21. A revised universal Covid-19 immunisation policy kicked in on June 21, wherein the Centre is procuring and supplying 75% of the total vaccine supplies being produced in India for free to states for immunising all adults.(Sumit Dayal / Bloomberg)

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Healthcare workers crossing Mundeswari river in a boat to inoculate villagers against Covid-19 during a door-to-door vaccination and testing drive at Uttar Batora Island in Howrah district, West Bengal on June 21. The Centre will now provide states with free vaccines for the 18-45 category, a move that is expected to help scale up daily vaccination numbers.(Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Healthcare workers crossing Mundeswari river in a boat to inoculate villagers against Covid-19 during a door-to-door vaccination and testing drive at Uttar Batora Island in Howrah district, West Bengal on June 21. The Centre will now provide states with free vaccines for the 18-45 category, a move that is expected to help scale up daily vaccination numbers.(Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

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Domestic help and daily wage workers in a long queue outside a vaccination centre at Government Middle school, in Fajilpur Jharsha, Gurugram on June 21. Until June 21, close to 300 million vaccine doses had been administered across the country since the national Covid-19 immunisation drive began in the country on January 16.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Domestic help and daily wage workers in a long queue outside a vaccination centre at Government Middle school, in Fajilpur Jharsha, Gurugram on June 21. Until June 21, close to 300 million vaccine doses had been administered across the country since the national Covid-19 immunisation drive began in the country on January 16.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

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Registration at a Covid-19 vaccination centre set up at the Delhi Municipal Corp. Public Health Center in Daryaganj, New Delhi on June 21. Dr NK Arora, chairman, working group on Covid-19 vaccines told HT that India should be capable of administering close to 10 million shots in a day by August, with vaccine supplies expected to improve in the coming weeks.(Sumit Dayal / Bloomberg) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Registration at a Covid-19 vaccination centre set up at the Delhi Municipal Corp. Public Health Center in Daryaganj, New Delhi on June 21. Dr NK Arora, chairman, working group on Covid-19 vaccines told HT that India should be capable of administering close to 10 million shots in a day by August, with vaccine supplies expected to improve in the coming weeks.(Sumit Dayal / Bloomberg)

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Senior citizens getting inoculated against Covid-19 at a drive-in vaccination centre in Kandivali, Mumbai on June 21. The Centre has so far distributed close to 300 million vaccine doses to states, of which nearly 270 million doses have been consumed, HT reported.(Vijay Bate / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Senior citizens getting inoculated against Covid-19 at a drive-in vaccination centre in Kandivali, Mumbai on June 21. The Centre has so far distributed close to 300 million vaccine doses to states, of which nearly 270 million doses have been consumed, HT reported.(Vijay Bate / HT Photo)

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Senior citizens registering to get vaccinated against Covid-19, at SR Goyal Government Hospital, in Jaipur on June 21. According to the Union health ministry, at least 20 million doses are still available with states to be administered, and close to 3.3 million doses are in the pipeline that will be distributed to states in the next three days.(Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Senior citizens registering to get vaccinated against Covid-19, at SR Goyal Government Hospital, in Jaipur on June 21. According to the Union health ministry, at least 20 million doses are still available with states to be administered, and close to 3.3 million doses are in the pipeline that will be distributed to states in the next three days.(Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

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A health worker displays empty vials of the Covishield vaccine during a special vaccination drive in Hyderabad on June 21. The government is expecting to get around 200-250 million doses per month by August as vaccine manufacturers such as Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech are in the process of scaling up their vaccine production capacity, HT reported.(Mahesh Kumar A / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:22 PM IST

A health worker displays empty vials of the Covishield vaccine during a special vaccination drive in Hyderabad on June 21. The government is expecting to get around 200-250 million doses per month by August as vaccine manufacturers such as Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech are in the process of scaling up their vaccine production capacity, HT reported.(Mahesh Kumar A / AP)

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