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Over 13.82 crore Covid Vaccine Doses Administered in India: Government | India News

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NEW DELHI: The total number of vaccines against Covid-19 has exceeded 13.82 million rupees in the country with more than 27 lakh of doses administered as of 8pm on Friday, the Health Ministry said.
The accumulated doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in the country stood at 13,82,56,975, according to an interim report prepared at 8:00 p.m.
Beneficiaries include 92,66,739 health workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose of the vaccine, 59,49,992 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,18,46,611 first-line workers (PDAs) who have received the first dose and 61 91,119 PDAs who have taken the second dose.
In addition, 4,66,18,975 and 21,23,029 people in the age group 45 to 60 years have received the first and second doses respectively, while 4,91,15,588 and 71,44,922 people older than 60 years have taken the first dose. and the second dose respectively.

A total of 27,78,555 doses of vaccine were administered until 8 pm on Friday, the 98th day of the national Covid-19 vaccination.
Of the beneficiaries, 17,74,450 were vaccinated for the first dose and 10,04,105 for the second dose, the ministry said, adding that the final report for the day would be compiled late at night.
The vaccination campaign was launched on January 16, and health workers were vaccinated first. Vaccination of PDAs began on February 2.
The next phase of the Covid-19 vaccination began on March 1 for those over 60 and those 45 and over with specific comorbidities.
Vaccination for all people over 45 years of age began in the country as of April 1.
The government decided on Monday to expand its vaccination campaign by allowing all eligible citizens over the age of 18 to get vaccinated starting May 1.

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