The 100 crore doses target is expected to be achieved by October 18 or 19, he said while launching a coffee table book on Covid warriors.
Tamil Nadu set to be first state to give kids aged 2-18 yrs vaccine after experts' approval: Health Minister
Tamil Nadu was the first also in inoculating pregnant women after the Centre announced the scheme for them, State Health Minister M Subramaniam said.
According to the media bulletin released by the State Command Control Room, East Godavari reported 151 new infections, the highest among all the 13 districts.
More than 44 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm, according to the data from the Co-WIN portal.
WHO 'deeply concerned' over COVID vaccines approved for emergency use not being recognised in all countries: Official
The organisation again calls on all countries to ensure the recognition of vaccines proven to be efficacious and safe and certainly that meet WHO Emergency Use Listing criteria, WHO said.
The study conducted by the online community platform LocalCircles received 12,810 responses from citizens -- 67 per cent men and 33 per cent women -- across 301 districts.
The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) achieved the target of vaccinating 34.33 lakh eligible beneficiaries with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, the official said.
Over 4.15 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and the union territories for inoculation, it said.
As of mid-September, fewer than 4 per cent of Africans have been fully immunised and most of the 5.7 billion vaccine doses administered around the world have been given in just 10 rich countries.
The declaration follows Covishield, the Serum Institute of India manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, being added as eligible to an expanded UK travel advisory on Wednesday.
The research team led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine in the US found that 100 per cent of the infants had protective antibodies at birth.
Once they understood the benefits of the vaccine, the patels themselves started spreading awareness among their people on the need to get vaccinated.
From October 4, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on levels of COVID-19 risk will be scrapped and replaced with one red list only.
So far, the State has administered 1.45 crore first doses and 55 lakh second doses.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the new donation to be fully delivered by the middle of next year comes on top of 250 million already pledged.