May 16, 2021

Over 3.17 crore coronavirus vaccine doses administered up to now: Well being Ministry

In its battle towards the COVID-19 pandemic, India has crossed an essential milestone of administering over 3.17 crore vaccine doses, the Union Well being Ministry mentioned on Monday. A complete of three,17,71,661 vaccine doses have been given until Monday at 7 pm, in line with a provisional report. These embody 74,08,521 healthcare employees (HCWs) who’ve taken the first dose and 43,97,613 HCWs who’ve taken the 2nd dose, 74,26,479 frontline employees (FLWs) who’ve been administered the first dose and 13,23,527 FLWs who’ve obtained the 2nd dose of coronavirus vaccine.

In addition to, 16,96,497 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with particular co-morbidities and 95,19,024 beneficiaries aged above 60 have taken the primary dose. “India has crossed an essential milestone in its battle towards the pandemic. On the earth’s largest vaccination programme, the cumulative variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 3.17 crore right this moment,” the ministry mentioned.

“Complete 18,63,623 vaccine doses got until 7 pm on Monday, the fifty-ninth day of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. Of those, 15,98,136 beneficiaries had been vaccinated for 1st dose and a couple of,65,487 HCWs and FLWs obtained 2nd dose of vaccine as per the provisional report,” the ministry mentioned, including remaining studies can be accomplished for the day by late evening. The 15,98,136 embody 12,26,831 beneficiaries aged above 60 and a couple of,32,483 people aged 45-60 with comorbidities.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare employees getting inoculated and vaccination of the frontline employees began from February 2. The subsequent part of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from March 1 for individuals who are over 60 years of age and for folks aged 45 and above with specified comorbid circumstances.