COVID-19 Vaccine Anniversary: A Special Commemorative Stamp Launched

The stamp launched by the Centre consists of the logo of the ICMR and has a picture of a woman getting jabbed by a healthcare worker.

The development of the vaccine is considered to be a very significant development in the war against COVID-19.
The development of the vaccine is considered to be a very significant development in the war against COVID-19.

India has completed one year of COVID-19 vaccination drive and in order to commemorate the ‘historic’ day, the Union government has launched a stamp dedicated to it. The government had launched the vaccination drive on January 16 last year. The postal stamp has been launched to laud the efforts of the scientific community of India for the development of Covaxin – India’s indigenous vaccine for COVID-19. Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech collaborated with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to develop the vaccine.

The stamp launched by the Centre consists of the logo of the ICMR and has a picture of a woman getting jabbed by a healthcare worker. The stamp also has a vial of Covaxin with its scientific name – BBV152. The stamp was shared by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya who congratulated all the scientists and researchers on this occasion.

“On the occasion of 1 Year Of Vaccine Drive, a postage stamp has been released on the indigenous Covaxin developed jointly by ICMR and Bharat Biotech, realizing PM Narendra Modi Ji’s dream of ‘Self-reliant India’. I heartily congratulate and thank all the scientists on this occasion,” he tweeted.


The development of the vaccine is considered to be a very significant development in the war against COVID-19. These vaccines are like the armour and protecting humans against the highly infectious disease. Apart from Covaxin, the other Indian-manufactured vaccine is Serum Institute of India’s Covishield. Both these vaccines have been used to inoculate a major portion of India’s population.

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