India on June 21 administered a record 85.96 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses on day one of the country’s new vaccination policy in which the Central Government provided free vaccines against COVID-19 to adults across states.
Madhya Pradesh administered the highest number of vaccines with 15,42,632 jabs, followed by Karnataka with 10,67,734, Uttar Pradesh with 6,74,546.
It is the highest number of doses administered in a day since the vaccination drive started on 16 January. The previous highest single-day vaccination was 43 lakh on April 5.
“Today’s record-breaking vaccination numbers are gladdening. The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight Covid-19,” PM Modi said.
“Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the front-line warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine,” Modi tweeted.
Over 68,000 vaccination sessions were conducted on June 21. However, private sector participation remained very limited as it organized around 2,000 sessions.