More than 6.75 crore COVID-19 vaccines administered so far, says health ministry
A complete of 17,47,094 vaccine doses got on Thursday until 8 pm, the 76th day of the inoculation drive
New Delhi: The cumulative variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 6.75 crore with a complete of 17,47,094 doses given on Thursday until 8 pm, the health ministry stated as India opened up vaccination in opposition to the viral illness for all individuals aged above 45 from 1 April.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16 January with healthcare employees (HCWs) getting inoculated and the vaccination of frontline employees (FLWs) began on 2 February.
The subsequent section of the vaccination drive commenced on 1 March for these over 60 years of age and people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid circumstances.
A complete of 6,75,36,392 vaccine doses have so far been administered throughout the nation, based on a provisional report compiled at 8 pm.
These embody 88,48,558 HCWs who’ve taken the primary dose, 52,63,108 HCWs who’ve taken the second dose, 93,99,776 FLWs who’ve been administered the primary dose and 39,18,646 FLWs who’ve taken the second dose.
These additionally embody 4,01,06,304 beneficiaries aged above 45 years.
A complete of 17,47,094 vaccine doses got on Thursday (until 8 pm), the 76th day of the vaccination drive – 16,20,746 beneficiaries vaccinated for the primary dose and 1,26,348 for the second dose – based on the provisional report, the ministry stated, including that the ultimate report for the day could be compiled by late night time.
In line with the provisional report, 15,28,639 beneficiaries aged extra than 45 years had been administered the primary dose of the vaccine on Thursday.
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