India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage reaches nearly 133 crore

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New Delhi: India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has reached around 133 crore doses on Saturday.

According to a release issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday, the country has given more than 81 lakh doses till 7 pm today. The ministry said in a statement on Saturday, “India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has reached around 133 crore (132,84,04,705) today. Over 81 lakh (81,08,719) vaccine doses delivered till 7 pm today. Gone.”

Of the 81,08,719 vaccine doses given on Saturday, 20,13,140 people received the first dose, while 60,95,579 people were fully vaccinated with their second dose.

The nationwide vaccination campaign was launched on January 16, with healthcare workers being vaccinated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination began from March 1 for people above 60 years of age and 45 years and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

India started vaccination for all people above 45 years of age from 1 April. The government then decided to expand its vaccination campaign by allowing everyone over the age of 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.

First published:December 12, 2021, 9:27 am

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