Highlights:
• Around 8,542,732 vaccines were administered on Sunday, and the cumulative total stands at 804,372,331

• The union health minister stated that India will resume its exports and donations of surplus Covid-19 vaccines in October
• Mansukh Mandaviya said that over 300 million doses will be produced in October, and 1 billion vaccines will be produced during the upcoming three months

A total of 8,542,732 vaccines were administered in various states and UTs on Sunday, which took the cumulative total of the vaccines administered in the country till 9 am on September 19 to 804,372,331. Nearly 325,321,724 people have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and 59,105,510 people have received their second dose of vaccine in the 18-45 age group.

Almost 10,368,565 health care workers have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 8,723,015 health care workers have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 18,344,648 frontline workers have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 14,480,304 frontline workers have received both doses of the vaccine.

The union health minister stated that India, the largest vaccine producer in the world, will restart its exports and donations of surplus Covid-19 vaccines in October as the export and donations of the vaccines were stopped in April when the country witnessed a huge spike in Covid-19 infections.

Mansukh Mandaviya, the health minister, issued a statement and said that over 300 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines will be produced in India in October, and added that around 1 billion vaccines will be produced during the upcoming three months. In the statement, Mandaviya added that the country will resume its exports of the vaccine to fulfill India’s commitment towards Covax.

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