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10 crore + doses in 85 days: India overtakes US in pace | India News


NEW DELHI: India administered a total of more than 10 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as of Saturday since the initial launch of the mega vaccination campaign on January 16. The country took 85 days to cross the milestone, while the US took 89 days and China 103 days.
On Saturday, about 29.65 lakh of doses were administered until 8pm, bringing the total doses so far to 10.12 million rupees. While 8.86 crore doses were given as the first dose, 1.26 crore people are now fully vaccinated.
“The extension of vaccine coverage to those over 45 years of age together with the recent provisions for them to be vaccinated in their workplaces (governmental and private) form a series of proactive, collaborative and coordinated measures taken by the Center and the state governments, ”said the Ministry of Health.

Times of India