Over 13.82 crore COVID vaccine doses administered in India: Govt

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Over 13.82 crore COVID vaccine doses administered in India: Govt

New Delhi, April 23

The whole variety of vaccinations in opposition to COVID-19 has crossed 13.82 crore in the nation with greater than 27 lakh doses administered until 8 pm on Friday, the Health Ministry stated.

The cumulative variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the nation stood at 13,82,56,975, in line with a provisional report compiled at 8 pm.

The beneficiaries embrace 92,66,739 healthcare employees (HCWs) who’ve taken the primary dose of the vaccine, 59,49,992 HCWs who’ve taken the second dose, 1,18,46,611 frontline employees (FLWs) who’ve acquired the primary dose and 61,91,119 FLWs who’ve taken the second dose.

Besides, 4,66,18,975 and 21,23,029 folks in the 45-60 age group have been administered the primary and the second dose respectively, whereas 4,91,15,588 and 71,44,922 folks above 60 years of age have taken the primary and the second dose respectively.

A complete of 27,78,555 vaccine doses got until 8 pm on Friday, the 98th day of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination.

Of the beneficiaries, 17,74,450 have been vaccinated for the primary dose and 10,04,105 for the second dose, the ministry stated, including that the ultimate report for the day can be compiled by late night time.

The vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with the HCWs getting inoculated first. The vaccination of the FLWs began from February 2.

The subsequent part of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for these above 60 years of age and people aged 45 and above with specified comorbidities.

The vaccination for all folks aged above 45 years was began in the nation from April 1.

The authorities on Monday determined to broaden its vaccination drive by permitting all of the eligible residents above 18 years of age to be vaccinated from May 1. PTI

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