The Union health ministry announced that India’s COVID-19 vaccine coverage has surpassed 61 crore.
According to the provisional report at 7 p.m., nearly 68 lakh (6787,305) doses of vaccines were given on Thursday.
The ministry stated that final reports for the day would be done by midnight.
India achieves an unprecedented milestone 50% of eligible population was inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine. Keep up India. Let’s fight Corona,” Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister, tweeted.
According to data from the health ministry, cumulatively 23,18,95731 individuals aged 18-44 have received their first dose, and 2,3374,357 their second dose. These figures are cumulative.
According to the provisional report until 7 PM, 46,88,114 had been vaccinated with the first dose. 2099,191 received their second dose.
Ministry said that the vaccination program as a means to protect vulnerable populations from COVID-19 is being continuously reviewed and monitored at the highest levels.
On January 16, the countrywide vaccination drive began. Healthcare workers (HCWs), were inoculated in phase 1. From February 2, the vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs), began.
For people over 60 and for those 45 years old and older with co-morbid conditions, the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine began March 1.
All people over 45 years old were vaccinated in the country starting April 1.
The government decided to expand its vaccination program by allowing anyone over 18 to get vaccinated starting May 1.