The cumulative variety of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 7.44 crore, the Union well being ministry stated on Saturday.

A complete of seven,44,42,267 vaccine doses have been given, in response to a provisional report until eight pm.

These embody 89,53,552 healthcare employees (HCWs) who’ve taken the primary dose and 53,06,671 HCWs who’ve taken the second dose, 96,19,289 frontline employees (FLWs) who’ve acquired the primary dose and 40,18,526 FLWs who’ve taken the second dose.

Besides, 4,57,78,875  and seven,65,354 beneficiaries aged greater than 45 have been administered the primary and second dose respectively.

“Total 13,00,146 vaccine doses were given till 8 pm on Saturday, the seventy-eighth day of nationwide COVID19 vaccination. Out of which 11,86,621 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 1,13,525 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of the vaccine as per the provisional report,” the ministry stated including last studies could be accomplished for the day by late evening.

Besides, 1123851 and 78012 beneficiaries aged above 45 have been given the primary and second dose on April 3.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare employees getting inoculated and vaccination of frontline employees began from February 2.

The subsequent section of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for these over 60 years of age and for folks aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid circumstances. 

India launched vaccination for all folks aged greater than 45 from April 1.


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