Greater than 5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered by 67th day of inoculation drive
The federal government on Tuesday introduced that from 1 April, individuals over 45 years of age will likely be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines
New Delhi: The variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 5 crore, a major milestone within the struggle in opposition to the pandemic, the Union well being ministry stated on Tuesday.
Based on a provisional report until Tuesday 7 pm, 5,00,75,162 vaccine doses have been given, which embrace 79,03,068 healthcare and 83,33,713 frontline employees who’ve acquired the primary dose, and 50,09,252 healthcare and 30,60,060 frontline employees who’ve taken the second dose.
In addition to, 2,12,03,700 senior residents and 45,65,369 beneficiaries above 45 years with particular comorbidities additionally have been administered the primary dose.
“Complete 15,80,568 vaccine doses have been administered on Tuesday until 7 pm, the 67th day of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. Out of those 13,74,697 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for the primary dose and a pair of,05,871 healthcare and frontline employees acquired the second dose of the vaccine in line with the provisional report,” the ministry stated, including last studies could be accomplished by late within the night time.
The 13,74,697 beneficiaries who acquired vaccine doses on Tuesday until the night embrace 9,72,563 beneficiaries aged above 60 and a pair of,67,059 people aged 45-60 with comorbidities.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16 January with healthcare employees getting inoculated first and immunisation of frontline employees started from 2 February.
The following section of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 1 March for individuals who are over 60 years of age and for individuals aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid situations.
On Tuesday, the federal government introduced that from 1 April, all individuals above 45 years of age will likely be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines. Union minister Prakash Javadekar stated now even individuals with out comorbidities who’re greater than 45 years of age can get inoculated.
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