Successful vaccination drive has shown power of Team India: Jasrotia


Kathua, Jan 16: Former Cabinet Minister & BJP Spokesperson Rajiv Jasrotia on Sunday extended greetings to health workers, scientists and the people of the country over completion of one year of its Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday.
He expressed gratitude to millions of health and frontline workers, doctors and scientists and people of the country for their concerted efforts to make the massive vaccination drive a success. He said a task that seemed impossible was made possible under the stellar leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, the world stood up and applauded India. Jasrotia further said that when the Covid-19 pandemic first struck, we did not know much about the virus.
However, our scientists and innovators immersed themselves in developing vaccines. India feels proud that our nation has been able to contribute to fighting the pandemic through vaccines.
At the same time, the role of our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers is exceptional. When we see glimpses of people being vaccinated in remote areas, or our healthcare workers taking the vaccines there, our hearts and minds are filled with pride, Jasrotia said.Started under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, with everyone's efforts, he called it the most successful in the world.
India's cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 156.76 crore in a span of a year. Jasrotia proudly said that India commenced its nationwide Covid vaccination drive on January 16, 2021 initially by inoculating vaccines to healthcare workers, it was then expanded to frontline workers, followed by people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years with comorbidities.
Later it was also expanded to all above 45 years of age and then those above 18 years of age.
The vaccination drive for those between the age group 15-18 was started on January 3, 2022 and for administering the precautionary doses to the healthcare workers, frontline workers and sixty plus individuals then commenced on January 10 this year. As it stands, India's 90 per cent of the eligible population has received the first dose while 60 per cent has received the second dose of the vaccines. Moreover, the country has also kickstarted booster doses and vaccination for children in the age group of 15-18.

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