India has administered over 16 crore 24 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the country so far. Over 94 lakh 79 thousand Healthcare Workers have taken the 1st dose while more than 63 lakh Health care workers have taken the 2nd dose. Over one crore 36 lakh Frontline Workers have taken the 1st dose while more than 74 lakh front line workers have taken the 2nd dose.
The Union Health Ministry said, more than 18 lakh 90 thousand beneficiaries were inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine doses till 8 PM yesterday. Out of these more than eight lakh 66 thousand beneficiaries were vaccinated for the 1st dose and more than 10 lakh beneficiaries received the 2nd dose of the vaccine.
The Ministry said, two lakh 30 thousand 305 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine yesterday and cumulatively over nine lakh across 12 States and Union Territories.
The Ministry said, the vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.