More than 5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered by 67th day of inoculation drive
The federal government on Tuesday introduced that from 1 April, individuals over 45 years of age can be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines
New Delhi: The quantity of (*5*)COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 5 crore, a major milestone within the struggle towards the pandemic, the Union well being ministry mentioned on Tuesday.
In keeping with a provisional report until Tuesday 7 pm, 5,00,75,162 vaccine doses have been given, which embody 79,03,068 healthcare and 83,33,713 frontline employees who’ve acquired the primary dose, and 50,09,252 healthcare and 30,60,060 frontline employees who’ve taken the second dose.
Moreover, 2,12,03,700 senior residents and 45,65,369 beneficiaries above 45 years with particular comorbidities additionally have been administered the primary dose.
“Whole 15,80,568 vaccine doses have been administered on Tuesday until 7 pm, the 67th day of the nationwide (*5*)COVID-19 vaccination drive. Out of these 13,74,697 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for the primary dose and a couple of,05,871 healthcare and frontline employees acquired the second dose of the vaccine in accordance with the provisional report,” the ministry mentioned, including last experiences could be accomplished by late within the evening.
The 13,74,697 beneficiaries who acquired vaccine doses on Tuesday until the night embody 9,72,563 beneficiaries aged above 60 and a couple of,67,059 people aged 45-60 with comorbidities.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16 January with healthcare employees getting inoculated first and immunisation of frontline employees started from 2 February.
The subsequent section of (*5*)COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 1 March for many who are over 60 years of age and for individuals aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid circumstances.
On Tuesday, the federal government introduced that from 1 April, all individuals above 45 years of age can be eligible to get (*5*)COVID-19 vaccines. Union minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned now even individuals with out comorbidities who’re extra than 45 years of age can get inoculated.
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