India on Friday conducted over 22 million vaccinations against COVID-19, a daily record since the start of the country’s massive vaccination campaign in January 2021.
The previous record was the administration of 14 million doses a day last August.
Immunization centers have been set up at schools, sports complexes, shopping malls, clinics and other sites to give impetus to the vaccination campaign. Indian officials expect to be able to vaccinate 1.1 billion people by the end of the year.
So far, more than 788 million doses have been given, but those receiving two doses are still less than 20% of the population eligible for the vaccine.
India, where more than 200,000 people died from the new coronavirus in a virulent wave in April and May, is working hard to achieve mass immunity and avoid a third wave of Covid-19 in India. The holiday season is coming.
India is the second most affected country after the United States with more than 32 million cases of infection, including more than 437,000 deaths.
Five COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for “emergency use” in India, namely local vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, Covishield, Sputnik V, Moderna and Covaxin from AstraZeneca.
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