Over Three Lakh People Vaccinated In A Single Day For The First Time On Jan 22: Govt

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New Delhi: More than 300,000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in a single day for the first time on Friday. Nearly, 13,90,592 people have been inoculated since January 16 when the drive started, Hindustan Times reported quoting data from the Union Health Ministry.

The government has said that India had vaccinated the highest number of people on Day 1 in the world’s largest such exercise. This is much higher than many other countries such as the US, the UK and France.

Two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, are being administered to healthcare workers across the country. The Oxford-AstraZeneca developed vaccine is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) as Covishield and Covaxin is being produced by Bharat Biotech Ltd.

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