India has crossed a major landmark with administration of more than 25 crore Covid Vaccine doses to the beneficiaries so far. The Health Ministry has informed that more than 31 lakh 67 thousand vaccine doses were given on the 148th day of India’s vaccination programme yesterday.
Out of this nearly 28 lakh 11 thousand beneficiaries were vaccinated the 1st dose whereas around 3 lakh 56 thousand beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of the vaccine. The cumulative figure of vaccine doses administered under the largest vaccination drive in the country now stands at over 25 crore 28 lakh.
The Health Ministry confirmed that so far over 4 crore doses of the vaccine have been given to people in the age group of 18 to 44 years. Nearly 18 lakh 45 thousand beneficiaries in this age group received their first jabs yesterday whereas over 1 lakh 12 thousand others were given their second dose. The Ministry said, more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years have already received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the States of Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.
So far over 20 crore 46 lakh people in the country have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine whereas nearly 4 crore 82 lakh have been fully vaccinated with both the required doses. The Health Ministry said, vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Government for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. The Liberalised and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has come into force from 1st of last month.