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More than 1.47 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in country: Health Ministry

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 and vaccination of the frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

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New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 1.47 crore on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 and vaccination of the frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

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The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced on Monday for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions, the Ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry said 25 lakh potential beneficiaries registered on the Co-Win portal today (Monday). Out of this, 24.5 lakh are citizens and the rest are Healthcare Workers and Frontline Workers. About 6.44 lakh appointments were booked today by the citizen beneficiaries.

A total of 1,47,28,569 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till 1900 hrs today.

These include 66,95,665 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 25,57,837 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 53,27,587 FLWs (1st dose), 1,28,630 beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 18,850 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific co-morbidities.

Total 4,27,072 vaccine doses were given till 1900 hrs today, the forty fifth day of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination. Out of which 3,25,485 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 1,01,587 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine as per the provisional report. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight.

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