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Number Of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered In India Crosses 193.11 Crore: Government

A total of 59,794 precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered to those aged 18-59 years till 7 pm on Friday, taking the total number of precaution doses given in this age-group to 20,80,089 so far, according to the Health Ministry data.

Number Of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered In India Crosses 193.11 Crore: Government
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The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 193.11 crore on Friday, the Union Health Ministry said. More than 12 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm, it said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of final reports for the day by late night.

A total of 59,794 precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered to those aged 18-59 years till 7 pm on Friday, taking the total number of precaution doses given in this age-group to 20,80,089 so far, according to the Health Ministry data.

Till 7 pm, 3.36 crore children in the age group of 12-14 years and 5.93 crore adolescents in the age group of 15-18 have been administered the first dose, it showed.

The countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 last year with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2 last year.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on March 1 last year for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

Vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years began on April 1 last year. The government then decided to expand the ambit of the vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 years to be inoculated against Covid from May 1 last year.

Inoculation of adolescents in the age group of 15-18 years commenced on January 3. India began administering precaution doses of vaccines to healthcare and frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with co-morbidities from January 10.

The country began inoculating children aged 12-14 from March 16 and also removed the co-morbidity clause, making all people aged above 60 eligible for the precaution dose of Covid vaccine. India on April 10 began administering precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all aged above 18 years.

-With PTI Input

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