Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today launched a song and audio-visual film to celebrate India’s milestone of achieving the 100 crore COVID-19 vaccination mark. Shri Mandaviya said, “India has created history by crossing the historic 100 crore vaccination mark. 100 crore vaccination is a feeling of self-confidence of the countrymen. 100 crore vaccinations is the Diwali of self-reliant India.” The event was organized at the Red Fort. Union Minister of State for Health Bharti Praveen Pawar was also present on the occasion. Mr Mandaviya tweeted the song “Teeka Se Bachcha Hai Desh” sung by renowned Padma Shri award winning singer Kailash Kher to promote the countrywide vaccination campaign. Neither do we stop somewhere, nor do we stop somewhere No one is an enemy, we don’t bow down The enemy’s weapons are thousand We are ready with 100% armor I believe in India

Everyone’s cooperation, everyone’s effort.

India’s immunization writing is a new history….# VaccineCenturypic.twitter.com / L3COFptehy

— Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) October 21, 2021

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In a historic achievement, India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 100 crore doses today. According to the CoWIN portal, a total of 100 crore vaccine doses have been given so far to the eligible beneficiaries at 9:47 am. India’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign was launched on January 16, 2021. Initially, vaccination was only opened to health care workers.

Frontline workers were made eligible for vaccination from February 2. These included state and central police personnel, armed forces personnel, home guards, civil defense and disaster management volunteers, municipal employees, jail staff, PRI staff and revenue staff involved in control and surveillance, railway protection forces and election staff.

The vaccination campaign was expanded from March 1, to include persons above 60 years of age and persons above 45 years of age with the respective specified 20 comorbidities. From April 1 it was extended to all people above the age of 45 years, from May 1, all persons above the age of 18 years were made eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

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