More than 4.6 lakh doses of vaccine were administered to beneficiaries aged 12 to 14 years on the second day of the age-group immunization campaign, bringing the total number of doses administered up to 7 p.m. on Thursday to more than 13 lakh, according to the data of the ministry.
More than 8.21 lakh children aged 12 to 14 have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far, bringing the total number of vaccine doses administered in the country to more than 180.95 crore, it said Ministry of Health Thursday.
More than 4.6 lakh doses of vaccine were administered to beneficiaries ages 12 to 14 on the second day of the age-group inoculation campaign, bringing the total number of doses administered up to 7 p.m. on Thursday to more than 13 lakh, according to the data. of the ministry.
Cumulatively, more than 9.14 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered to beneficiaries aged 15-18 to date, while more than 2.16 crore (2,16,24,841) precautionary doses have been administered to healthcare professionals (HCWs), front-line workers (FLWs) and people 60 years of age and older with comorbidities.
The number of daily vaccinations is expected to increase towards the end of the night with the preparation of the final reports.
The nationwide vaccination campaign was rolled out on January 16 last year, with the HCWs vaccinated in the first phase.
The vaccination of FLWs started on February 2 last year.
The next phase of Covid vaccination began on March 1 last year for people over 60 and people 45 and over with specified comorbidities.
India launched vaccination for all people over the age of 45 from 1 April last year.
The cabinet subsequently decided to expand the vaccination campaign by having everyone over the age of 18 vaccinated against the virus from 1 May last year.
The next phase of Covid vaccination has started from January 3 this year for young people in the age group of 15-18 years.
India began administering precautionary doses of the vaccines to the HCWs, FLWs and people aged 60 and over with co-morbidities from January 10 this year.
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