India will on Tuesday observe the Nationwide Vaccination Day throughout the nation so as to unfold consciousness concerning the significance of vaccination. As all the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed a number of lives and altered the functioning of the mankind throughout globe, vaccinations achieve even higher significance. India has emerged as a worldwide chief in supplying vaccinations to a number of nations on this planet.
Because the pandemic is much from over, right here’s a timeline of India’s vaccination train up to now:
June 30, 2020: The DCGI authorized Covaxin for human trials, making it India’s first home vaccine candidate.
July 24, 2020: Part-1 medical trials of Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ started.
August 26, 2020: Serum Institute of India (SII) began medical trials of ‘Covishield’ – the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford College and AstraZeneca.
December 2, 2020: The UK turned the primary nation to formally approve a COVID-19 vaccine for public use because it granted emergency use authorisation to Pfizer-BioNTech’s candidate. Many international locations adopted swimsuit.
December 7, 2020: SII and Bharat Biotech utilized for emergency use authorisation for his or her respective vaccines.
December 28, 2020: First dry run held throughout 4 states – Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and Punjab – to check preparedness of vaccinators and assess mechanisms.
January 2, 2021: First nationwide dry run held throughout all states and Union territories.
January 3, 2021: DCGI granted restricted emergency use authorisation for SII’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
January 8, 2021: Second nationwide dry run performed.
January 12, 2021: First consignment of Covishield left SII’s manufacturing facility in Pune.
January 13, 2021: First consignment of Covaxin was dispatched from Hyderabad.
January 16, 2021: India’s first part of COVID-19 vaccination begins. A frontline sanitation employee at Delhi AIIMS, Manish Kumar, acquired the primary jab in opposition to the lethal respiratory illness. He was inoculated within the presence of Union Well being Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. Over 1.91 lakh beneficiaries have been inoculated with COVID-19 jabs at 3,351 session websites throughout the nation
January 20, 2021: India began exporting coronavirus vaccines with the primary cargo to the neighbouring Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
January 21, 2021: India handed over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladesh underneath grant help.
January 22, 2021: Two flights, every carrying two million doses of Covishield vaccine, departed from the Mumbai airport for Brazil and Morocco. Whereas Sri Lanka authorized emergency use of Covishield vaccine. By this time, India had began sending COVID-19 vaccines underneath grant help to the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles.
January 24, 2021: India took solely 6 days to manage a million COVID-19 vaccine doses because the variety of beneficiaries who’ve acquired the anti-coronavirus photographs inched near 16 lakh.
January 28, 2021: The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) introduced that India has gifted over 55 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to its neighbouring international locations and several other of these in its prolonged neighbourhood. On January 28, India despatched 5,00,000 vaccine doses to Sri Lanka and 1,00,000 doses to Bahrain as a part of grants help.
February 05, 2021: Atotal of seven,580 antagonistic occasions following immunisation, which interprets to 0.2 per cent instances, have been reported out of complete vaccinations until January 31 underneath the COVID-19 inoculation drive throughout the nation, Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan mentioned.
February 07, 2021: With over 53 lakh folks vaccinated, India turned the third topmost nation on this planet by way of the variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered. Solely the USA and the UK stay forward of India.
February 08, 2021: The entire quantity of people that acquired anti-coronavirus vaccine photographs crossed 60 lakh. India reached the mark in 24 days, the quickest on this planet.
February 13, 2021: The second dose of vaccination began for these beneficiaries who had accomplished 28 days since receiving their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. As many as 7,668 healthcare staff acquired the second dose of vaccine.
February 19, 2021: India took 34 days to attain the landmark feat of 1 crore COVID-19 vaccinations, the second quickest on this planet. The US took 31 days, whereas the UK took 56 days to surpass the one-crore vaccination mark.
March 01, 2021: Second part of inoculation drive, which included everybody over 60 and people aged between 45-59 who’ve co-morbidities, started. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Registration on the Co-WIN2.0 portal opened.
March 15, 2021: India crosses the milestone of three.15 crore COVID-19 vaccinations.