India has crossed a major landmark with the administration of more than 2 crore Covid Vaccine Doses to the people in the age group of 18 to 44 years so far. With this, the cumulative vaccine doses given across different age groups in the country has surpassed the figure of 21 crore 60 lakhs. The Union Health Ministry said, vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Government for containment and management of the pandemic.
The Ministry said that more than 27 lakh 80 thousand vaccine doses were given in the country in the last 24 hours. Out of which nearly 24 lakh beneficiaries were vaccinated with the 1st dose while around four lakh beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of the vaccine.
The Ministry said, more than 12 lakh beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the last 24 hours and nearly thirteen thousand beneficiaries in the same age group received their second dose of the vaccine. The Ministry said, more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years have already received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the States of Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The Liberalised and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of COVID-19 Vaccination has come into force from the 1st of last month.