New Delhi, September 28: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 86 crore, with more than 1 crore doses administered on Monday, the Union Health Ministry said.
“Congratulations to the nation as we administer another 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine dose. Under PM @NarendraModi Ji, India hits Corona – 1 + crore vaccine record achieved for the fifth time,” the minister of Cheers Mansukh Mandaviya.
Daily vaccination against COVID-19 in the country had crossed 1 crore for the first time on August 27.
Monday’s daily vaccination count is expected to rise with the compilation of the final day’s reports late into the evening, the ministry said.
The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the country’s most vulnerable population groups from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, he said.
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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.
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