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COVID vaccines

India jabs 22m in single day as it races to vaccinate all adults

Nation must maintain pace of 10m shots a day to reach December goal

NEW DELHI -- With its COVID vaccination drive gathering pace in recent weeks, India has crossed a major milestone, administering at least one dose to over 60% of its eligible adult population of 940 million.

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday, India set a single-day vaccination record by delivering over 22 million shots by 9 p.m. "Every Indian would be proud of today's record vaccination number," Modi wrote in a tweet that also acknowledged the contribution of doctors, nurses and other front-line workers.

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