Over 103.99 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far: Government

PTI | Published: 27th October 2021 11:36 PM
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NEW DELHI: The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 103.99 crore with more than 44 lakh jabs given on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said.

A total of 44,21,004 Covid vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm, it said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1. The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.

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