Cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses given crosses 1.63 cr: Govt

Cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses given crosses 1.63 cr: Govt

New Delhi, Mar 3 (PTI) The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 1.63 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with inoculation of healthcare workers (HCWs), while for frontline workers (FLWs) it started from February 2.

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

A total of 1,63,14,485 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till 7 pm on Wednesday, the ministry said.

These include 67,75,619 HCWs who have taken the first dose and 28,24,311 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 57,62,131 FLWs (first dose), 3,277 FLWs (second dose), 8,44,884 beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 1,04,263 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific comorbidities.

“Total 6,92,889 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm on Wednesday, the forty-seventh day of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination. 

“Out of which 5,79,366 beneficiaries were vaccinated for first dose and 1,13,523 HCWs and FLWs received second dose of vaccine,” the ministry said, adding final reports would be completed for the day by late night.

The 5,79,366 beneficiaries who were administered the first dose includes 3,22,189 people aged more than 60 and 32,364 individuals aged between 45 and 59 with specific co-morbidities. PTI PLB
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