India's vaccination coverage crosses 126 crore

New Delhi:

The Union Health Ministry on Friday informed that the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 126 crore.  More than 66,58,055 doses have been administered till 7 pm on Friday.

According to the government data, 59.32 lakh vaccine doses on an average were administered per day in the month of November compared to 19.69 lakh doses per day in May this year. Besides, 55.77 lakh doses on an average were administered per day in October, 78.69 lakh in September and 59.29 lakh in August.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified comorbid conditions.


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