The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses given in the country exceeded Rs 105 crore on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry.
More than 51 lakh (51,59,251) vaccine doses have been administered as of 7 pm on Friday, the ministry said, adding that the daily vaccination toll is expected to increase as the final reports are compiled by late night.
In a tweet, Federal Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia said, “105 Crore Vaccines for Victory! Congratulations to the people as India’s #Covid19 vaccination drive achieves new awards.”
Vaccines 105 crore to victory!
– Dr. Mansukhmandviya October 29, 2021
A nationwide vaccination campaign against the viral disease was launched on January 16 with health care workers (HCWs) vaccinated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers began from February 2.
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The next phase of Covid vaccination started from 1 March for people over 60 and those over 45 with specific co-morbidities.
The country has launched vaccination for all people over the age of 45 from April 1.
The government then decided to expand the vaccination campaign by allowing everyone over the age of 18 to be vaccinated against Covid from May 1.
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