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Over 13.5 crore Covid Vaccine Doses Administered in India: Government | India News


NEW DELHI: The total number of vaccines against Covid-19 has exceeded 13.5 million rupees in the country with more than 30 lakh of vaccine doses administered on Thursday until 8pm, the Health Ministry said.
The total doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in the country stood at 13,53,46,729, according to an interim report prepared at 8:00 p.m.
Beneficiaries include 92,41,384 health workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose, 59,03,368 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,17,27,708 first-line workers (PDAs) who have received the first dose, and 60,73,622 PDAs who have taken the second dose.
In addition, 4,55,10,426 and 18,91,160 beneficiaries in the 45-60 age group have taken the first and second doses respectively, while 4,85,01,906 and 64,97,155 people over 60 years of age have received the first and the second dose. second dose.
A total of 30,16,085 doses of vaccine were administered on Thursday (until 8 pm), the 97th day of the national Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
Beneficiaries included 18,33,828 who were vaccinated for the first dose and 11,82,257 who received the second dose, the ministry said, adding that the final report for the day would be compiled late in the evening.
The nationwide vaccination campaign was launched on January 16 with the vaccination of healthcare workers. PDA vaccination began on February 2.
The next phase of Covid-19 vaccination began on March 1 for people 60 and older and people 45 and older with specific comorbid conditions.
Vaccination of all citizens over 45 years of age began on April 1.
Monday, government decided to expand the vaccination campaign by allowing all people over 18 years of age to be vaccinated as of May 1.

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