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COVID-19: more than 107 million doses of vaccine administered in India so far

COVID-19: more than 107 million doses of vaccine administered in India so far.

Cumulative doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in the country have exceeded the 107 crore mark, the Union Health Ministry said. According to the 7 pm interim report, more than 37 lakh (37,38,574) doses were administered on Tuesday.

The daily vaccination count is expected to increase with the compilation of the final day’s reports late into the evening, the ministry said.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday that 78 percent of India’s eligible population received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 38 percent received both injections.

The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the country’s most vulnerable population groups from COVID-19 continues to be periodically reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry stressed.

The nationwide vaccination campaign was launched on January 16, and health workers were vaccinated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers began on February 2.

The next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination began on March 1 for people age 60 and older and those 45 and older with specific comorbid conditions.

The country launched vaccination for all people over the age of 45 as of April 1. The government then decided to expand its vaccination campaign by allowing everyone over the age of 18 to get vaccinated starting May 1.

Devika
Devika Chowdhury - She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.

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