India has administered over 56 crore 57 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses so far. Union Health Ministry said, of the total doses, more than 43 crore 94 lakh vaccine doses were administered as first dose and over 12 crore 62 lakh vaccine doses given as second doses so far.
The Ministry said that the new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June and over 48 lakh vaccine doses were administered yesterday. It said, over 25 lakh 93 thousand vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 5 lakh 77 thousand vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group of 18 to 44 years yesterday.
Cumulatively, over 20 crore 80 lakh persons in the age group of 18 to 44 years across 37 States and Union Territories have received their first dose and more than one crore 72 lakh have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.