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India crosses the administration of over 1.9 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

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On Friday, the increasing COVID-19 vaccine doses that were administered in India has crossed 1.9 crore. It was the 49th day of the vaccination initiative and according to the data shared by the Centre, it shows that over 10.34 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7p.m. on Friday.

The vaccination drive had started on 16th January and the frontline workers received the vaccines from 2nd February onwards. The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination started from 1st March for people who are above 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specific comorbidities.

Till Friday evening, a total of 1,90,40,175 vaccine shots had been given. Until now, 68,96,529 healthcare workers have received the first dose and 32,94,612 healthcare workers have received the second dose as well. The statistics for frontline workers are 62,94,755 (first dose) and 1,23,191 (second dose).

Regarding senior citizens aged 60 years and above are concerned, 21,17,862 recipients are given the first dose whereas 3,13,226 people who are aged 45 years and above with specific comorbidities have received the first dose of the vaccine.

Out of the 10,34,672 vaccine doses administered till Friday evening, 8,25,537 recipients were given the first dose and 2,09,135 healthcare workers and frontline workers got their second dose, according to the provisional report. Amongst the 10.34 lakh recipients, there were 5,00,942 elderly people and 77,325 people were above 45 years with comorbidities.

Source: ET Healthworld
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