India’s COVID-19 vaccinations exceeds 18.44 cr doses: Health Ministry

New Delhi : The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceed 18.44 crore on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here.

A total of 18,44,53,149 vaccine doses have been administered through 26,87,638 sessions, as per the provisional report till 0700 hrs this morning. These include 96,59,441 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 66,52,389 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,45,00,303 Front Line Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 82,17,075 FLWs (2nd dose), 59,39,290 beneficiaries under 18-44 age group (1st dose), 5,76,64,616 (1stdose) and 92,43,104 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years. 5,46,64,577 1st dose beneficiaries and 1,79,12,354 2nd dose beneficiaries of more than 60 years old.

Ten states account for 66.70 per cent of the cumulative doses given so far in the country.

A total of 6,69,884 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the last 24 hours and cumulatively 59,39,290 across 36 states and UTs since the start of phase-3 of vaccination drive.

As on Day-122 of the vaccination drive (May 17), 15,10,418 vaccine doses were given. Across 14,447 sessions, 12,67,201 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 2,43,217 beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of vaccine.

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