Seventy per cent of India’s adults have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while 93 per cent received the first jab, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

“India has been able to achieve the milestone of administering over 156 crore doses despite such a huge population and diversity,” he said.

As many as 25 crore vaccine doses were administered on June 25, crossed 50 crore vaccine dose on August 6 and 75 crore on September 13, he said.

The drive was rolled out on January 16 last year with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.