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Over 109.59 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far: Govt

On Tuesday, more than 48 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A medical worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a woman during a door-to-door inoculation drive in Chennai on October 8, 2021. (PTI Photo)
The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from Covid-19 continues to be regularly reviewed, the Health ministry said

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 109.59 crore on Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said.

On Tuesday, more than 48 lakh (48,39,670) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm.

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.

The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry underlined.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers 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 co-morbid conditions.

The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1.

The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.

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First Published: Tue, November 09 2021. 20:37 IST
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