Monday, June 21, 2021

Cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 23 crore doses in country

India has crossed a major landmark with administration of more than 23 crore Covid Vaccine doses to the beneficiaries so far. The Union Health Ministry has informed that more than 33 lakh 53 thousand vaccine doses were given in the country in the last 24 hours. Out of this nearly 30 lakh beneficiaries were vaccinated the 1st dose whereas around 3 lakh 53 thousand beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of the vaccine. The cumulative figure of vaccine doses administered under the largest vaccination drive in the world now stands at over 23 crore 13 lakh.

The Health Ministry confirmed that so far over 2 crore 77 lakh doses of the vaccine has been given to people in the age group of 18 to 44 years. Nearly 17 lakh beneficiaries in this age group received their first jabs in the last 24 hours whereas around 50 thousand others were given their second dose. The Ministry said, more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 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, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

So far nearly 18 crore 50 lakh people in the country have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine whereas over 4 crore 60 lakh have been fully vaccinated with both the required doses. Union Health Ministry said, vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Government for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. The Liberalised and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has come into force from 1st of last month.

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