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, folks over 45 years of age might 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 big milestone within the struggle towards the pandemic, the Union well being ministry stated on Tuesday.
In accordance with a provisional report until Tuesday 7 pm, 5,00,75,162 vaccine doses have been given, which embody 79,03,068 healthcare and 83,33,713 frontline staff who’ve obtained the primary dose, and 50,09,252 healthcare and 30,60,060 frontline staff who’ve taken the second dose.
Apart from, 2,12,03,700 senior residents and 45,65,369 beneficiaries above 45 years with particular comorbidities additionally have been administered the primary dose.
“Whole 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 staff obtained the second dose of the vaccine in line with the provisional report,” the ministry stated, including remaining studies can be accomplished by late within the night time.
The 13,74,697 beneficiaries who obtained vaccine doses on Tuesday until the night embody 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 staff getting inoculated first and immunisation of frontline staff started from 2 February.
The subsequent section of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 1 March for individuals who are over 60 years of age and for folks aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid circumstances.
On Tuesday, the federal government introduced that from 1 April, all folks above 45 years of age might be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines. Union minister Prakash Javadekar stated now even folks with out comorbidities who’re greater than 45 years of age can get inoculated.
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