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More than 21 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in India so far: Government | India News


NEW DELHI: The total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 21 million rupees, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
He said 14,15,190 people in the age group 18 to 44 received their first dose and 9,075 in the same group received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday.
In total, 1,82,25,509 people across the country have received their first dose since the start of phase 3 of the vaccination campaign, the ministry said.
Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have given more than 10 lakh of beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group their first dose of vaccine, he said.
The country has administered 21,18,39,768 doses in total, according to the 7 p.m. interim report, the ministry said.
The total of 21,18,39,768 includes 98,61,648 health workers (HCWs) who have taken their first dose and 67,71,436 HCWs who have taken the second dose, and 1,55,53,395 first-line workers (PDA) who have received their first dose and 84,87,493 PDAs who have taken the second dose.
It also has 1.82, 25, 509 and 9,373 people aged 18 to 44 who have received the first dose and the second dose, respectively.
In addition to them, and beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years have received the first and second doses respectively, and 5,84,18,226 and 1,86,43,720 people over 60 years have taken the first dose and second dose respectively.
As on day 134 of the vaccination campaign, a total of 28,09,436 doses of vaccine were administered.
The ministry said 25,11,052 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 2,98,384 beneficiaries received the second dose, according to the interim report until 7 p.m.
Final reports will be completed by the day late tonight, he said.
The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the country’s most vulnerable population groups from Covid-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry said.

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