Amrit Mahotsav campaign pushed Covid booster dose coverage to 27%

The 75-day-long Amrit Mahotsav campaign also helped salvage wastage of vaccine doses

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Bharat Biotech had a stock of 50 million doses lying at its plants around April and had halted production of Covaxin

Sohini Das Mumbai
The Centre’s 75-day Amrit Mahotsav Covid-19 free vaccination drive helped to improve coverage of precaution doses from 8 per cent in mid-July to 27 per cent now.

More than 7.6 million first doses, 23.5 million second doses, and 159.2 million precaution doses were administered during this period. More than 2.47 million doses were administered daily, including two million precaution doses per day, as part of the campaign.

The 75-day-long campaign, in which special Covid-19 vaccination drives were organised across India to increase the uptake of precaution doses, concluded on Friday. Everyone above the age of 18 years and those who

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First Published: Sep 30 2022 | 10:08 PM IST

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