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90 Crore covid vaccine doses issue in India

90 Crore covid vaccine doses issue in India

The total Covid-19 vaccination coverage in India has crossed 90 crores, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed on Saturday.

The country-wide vaccination drive began on 16 January, with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination drive was opening for frontline workers on 2 February.

The next stage of COVID-19 vaccination started from 1 March for people over 60 years and those age 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 from 1 April. The government then expanded the vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from 1 May.

As per the Cowin dashboard, 90,10,04,270 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far. Of this 65,69,56,299 are first doses, while 24,40,47,971 are second doses.

So far, 46,70,46,633 men have been vaccinated in the country, while 43,03,09,958 vaccine doses have been giving to women.

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Mandaviya tweeted.

“Shastri ji gave us the slogan 'Jai Jawan - Jai Kisan'. Revered Atal ji added 'Jai Vigyan' and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji gave the slogans 'Jai Anusandhan'. Today the results of anusandhan is this corona vaccines,"

Of the total vaccine doses administered so far, 79,29,85,302 were Covishield doses, 10,36,04,599 were Covaxin doses, and the rest were Sputnik V doses.

Most vaccinations have happened in the 18-44 age group at 48,78,36,199 doses. A total of 24,99,18,051 doses have been giving in the 45-60 age group,

whereas 15,98,02,126 doses have been administering to beneficiaries above 60 years of age.

Uttar Pradesh has seen the most vaccinations at 10,90,16,352 doses, followed by Maharashtra (8,31,71,551), Madhya Pradesh (6,38,54,081), Gujarat (6,13,33,339), and West Bengal (5,85,50,307).

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