India’s COVID-19 vaccinations nears 12 cr doses

New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has nearly reached 12 crore on Saturday as part of the world’s largest vaccination drive, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here.

Cumulatively, 11,99,37,641 vaccine doses have been administered through 17,37,539 sessions, as per the provisional report till 0700 hrs this morning, the Ministry said.

These include 91,05,429 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 56,70,818 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,11,44,069 Front Line Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 54,08,572 FLWs (2nd dose), 4,49,35,011 1st dose beneficiaries and 34,88,257 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 3,92,23,975 (1st dose) and 9,61,510 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.

Eight states account for 59.56 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country, the Ministry said.

‘Over 30 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours,’ the Ministry said.

As on Day-91 of the vaccination drive (April 16), 30,04,544 vaccine doses were given. 22,96,008 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 37,817 sessions for 1st dose and 7,08,536 beneficiaries

received 2nd dose of vaccine, the Ministry further said.

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