More than 20 million COVID19 vaccine doses administered in 50 days
About 11.64 lakh vaccine doses were given to beneficiaries across the country till 7pm on Saturday
The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 2.09 crore (20.9 million) on Saturday, Day-50 of the countrywide vaccination drive.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out for Healthcare Workers (HCWs) on January 16; vaccination of the Frontline Workers (FLWs) started from February 2.
The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1, for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first dose of the Made-in-India Covaxin developed jointly by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Bharat Biotech as the second phase of the vaccination drive kicked off.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 2,09,22,344 vaccine doses have been administered through 3,39,145 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.
These include 69,82,637 HCWs (1st dose), 35,42,123 HCWs (2nd dose), 65,85,752 FLWs (1st dose) and 2,11,918 FLWs (2nd Dose), 4,76,041 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 31,23,873 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.
More than14 Lakh (14,24,693) vaccine doses were given on Saturday.
According to official data, 11,71,673 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 17,654 sessions for the first dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,53,020 HCWs and FLWs received the second dose of vaccine.