India on August 31 broke its previous record of vaccinating the highest number of individuals against COVID-19 disease in a single day.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to Twitter to announce that over 1.09 crore vaccine doses were administered today.
"Country has reached a new milestone! Breaking previous record of administering over 1.09 cr doses of vaccine, today a new record was made," the health minister said."Today more than the previous number of highest doses have been administered & number is continuously rising," he added.
Another milestone achieved in the world's largest vaccination drive under PM @NarendraModi ji.
50 crore people received their first #COVID19 vaccine dose.
Frequently Asked QuestionsView moreShowView moreHow does a vaccine work?
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.How many types of vaccines are there?
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.
I applaud the hard work of COVID warriors & diligence of citizens in helping achieve this momentous feat a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/50crBaahubali?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#50crBaahubali pic.twitter.com/5LycWu7Qst— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) August 31, 2021
Just a few days ago, India achieved its highest daily vaccination and achieved the milestone of administering one core COVID-19 vaccine doses in one day for the first time on August 27. As many as 1,00,64,032 doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered today.