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Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in country crosses 99 crore: Govt

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

October 19, 2021 / 09:50 PM IST
(Representative image: Reuters)

(Representative image: Reuters)

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 99 core on Tuesday, the Union health ministry said. More than 37 lakh (37,92,737) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm, it said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1.

The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.
PTI
first published: Oct 19, 2021 09:50 pm

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