Over 27 crore 62 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in country so far

The country has successfully administered over 27 crore 62 lakh vaccine doses so far. Health Ministry informed that more than 33 lakh 72 thousand vaccine doses were given in the country yesterday, on the 155th day of the largest vaccination drive. Out of this, nearly 29 lakh beneficiaries were given 1st dose, whereas over 4 lakh 71 thousand beneficiaries received their 2nd dose.

Health Ministry confirmed that so far over 5 crore 50 lakh doses of the vaccine have been given to people in the age group of 18 to 44 years. Nearly 20 lakh 50 thousand beneficiaries in this age group received their first jabs yesterday whereas over 78 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 Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra,  Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal.

So far over 22 crore 52 lakh people in the country have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine whereas around 5 crore 9 lakh have been fully vaccinated with both doses.

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.