India’s COVID-19 vaccinations cross 15.68 cr doses

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 15.68 crore on Sunday as the phase-3 of the nationwide vaccination drive commenced on May 1, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here.

The Ministry said 86,023 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID
vaccine across 11 states. These states are Chhattisgarh (987), Delhi (1,472), Gujarat (51,622), Jammu
and Kashmir (201), Karnataka (649), Maharashtra (12,525), Odisha (97), Punjab (298),
Rajasthan (1853), Tamil Nadu (527) and UP (15,792).

Cumulatively, 15,68,16,031 vaccine doses have been administered through 22,93,911 sessions, as per the
provisional report till 0700 hrs this morning.

These include 94,28,490 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 62,65,397 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,27,57,529 Front Line Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 69,22,093 FLWs (2nd dose), 86,023 beneficiaries under 18-45 age group (1st dose), 5,26,18,135 1st dose beneficiaries and 1,14,49,310 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 5,32,80,976 (1st dose) and 40,08,078 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.


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