Those aged 60 years and above have so far been administered 3.44 crore precaution doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Despite a steady fall in infections that saw just 27 new cases reported on Sunday, authorities said the city’s more than 600,000 residents must stay home, with all non-essential businesses shut, until Friday.
The review meeting came on a day India reported 13,313 new infections in a day and active cases went past 83,000
The ministry has announced that a two-month-long “Har Ghar Dastak 2.0” campaign will be launched in June to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccination coverage and saturate all eligible beneficiaries.
They also opined that the virus will likely circulate globally, with other prevalent respiratory viruses like influenza. It was also stated by them that this scenario almost certainly necessitates the same level of annual consideration for vaccine composition revisions.
More than 2.42 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the 12-14 years age group so far. Over 2.52 crore precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and to those aged 60 and above so far.
The Food and Drug Administration's decision opens a fourth dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to those people at least four months after their previous booster.
As per the Centre’s guidelines, only Biological E’s Corbevax coronavirus vaccine will be administered to the beneficiaries in this age group. Two doses of the intramuscular vaccine would be administered to kids aged 12 to 14 years at an interval of 28 days.
Bihar and Meghalaya were the only two states to report a nominal rise in active coronavirus infections
Over 2 crore precaution doses have been given to healthcare and frontline workers and comorbid people aged 60 and above.
More than 1.91 crore (1,91,45,905) precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities so far.
When the CDC published the first significant data two weeks ago on the effectiveness of boosters in adults younger than 65, it left out the numbers for a huge portion of that population: 18- to 49-year-olds, the group the data showed was least likely to benefit from extra shots, because the first two doses already left them well-protected.
The health ministry also said that over 1.89 crore (1,89,07,829) precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities.
Over 70 percent of beneficiaries in the same age group have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far, according to Union Health Ministry data.
Cumulatively, 54,11,58,635 first doses have been administered to people in the 18-44 age group and 40,58,44,481 have got the second dose in the same group since the start of phase three of the vaccination drive, according to Health Ministry data.
From Feb. 15, anyone who is not vaccinated against the coronavirus will need to show proof they tested positive for COVID-19 within the previous four months — down from the current six-month window — in order to enter sports venues in France.
Adar Poonawalla made the statement as a panelist during the ‘Meeting the Challenge of Vaccine Equity’ session organised by the WEF.
In the last 24 hours, Delhi has reported 24,383 COVID-19 cases and 34 fatalities while the positivity rate surged to 30.64 percent, according to health department data.
More than 26,19,670 precaution doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities since January 10.
CoWIN will send reminder messages to all those eligible for this dose and after administration of the shot, it will be noted in the digital vaccination certificate. Online appointments for precaution dose began on the CoWin portal on Saturday evening.
The advisory was issued in response to growing concerns over some vaccination centers advising teens to take three paracetamol 500 mg tablets after getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Earlier in the day, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Djokovic will have to prove that he has a genuine medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination when he lands in Australia or he will be 'on the next plane home'.
Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, former head of epidemiology and communicable diseases at the ICMR, further said one must not wait for herd immunity to set in as that process will take time and a lot of people may die.
According to the guidelines, which will come into effect from January 3, those aged 15 and above will be able to register on CoWIN. In other words, "all those whose birth year is 2007" or before, shall be eligible.
The Spanish health ministry tweeted news of the approval, following the decision of an expert committee. The rollout is due to begin December 15, two days after the first of 3.2 million child vaccines arrive in Spain.