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With 1.7 million, India vaccinates the largest number of people in one day | India News

NEW DELHI: India administered nearly 17 lakh doses of Covid vaccine as of 9pm on Monday. These are the highest doses given in a single day so far. Of this, more than 71% of the doses were administered to those over 60 years of age and those aged between 45 and 60 years with specific comorbidities.
The rapid increase in vaccination against Covid-19 is of importance, especially in the wake of the increase in infection in many states such as Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
So far, vaccine doses of 2.26 crore have been administered since the initial launch of the nationwide vaccination campaign on January 16. While the first phase of the campaign included health and frontline workers, the second phase was to inoculate priority groups based on age.
So far, 37.12 lakhs for healthcare workers and 3.13 lakhs for frontline workers have been fully vaccinated with two doses of the vaccines.
India started inoculating age-based priority groups from March 1 and so far 41.85 lakh of people over 60 years and more than 6.58 lakh between 45 and 60 years have been covered with specific diseases that they can increase the risk of mortality from infection.
On Monday, a total vaccine doses of 16.96 lakh were administered until 9pm. Of which 14.30 lakh beneficiaries were vaccinated with the first dose, while 2.65 lakh health workers and first-line workers received the second dose of vaccine.

Times of India