The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 120-crore mark on Thursday, the Union health ministry said.
More than 74 lakh (74,59,819) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.
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.
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.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet: "With over 120 crore #COVID19 vaccine doses administered so far, PM @NarendraModi Ji's #HarGharDastak campaign is further strengthening India's fight against the pandemic.".
Covid-19 vaccine estimate of 2 bn doses aspirational, optimistic: Govt
Pregnant women now eligible for Covid-19 vaccination: Health Ministry
Over 10 million Covid vaccine doses available with states: Health Ministry
Govt's free vaccination policy in effect from today: All you need to know
States, UTs have stock of more than 15.7 million Covid-19 vaccines: Centre
Centre warns of new Covid-19 variant, issues fresh advisory to states
Tamil Nadu inoculates 12.01 lakh in mega Covid-19 vaccination drive
Telangana sees 147 new cases; Assembly Speaker tests Covid-19 positive
Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 tally touches 27.23 lakh with 739 new cases
Covid-19 pandemic: Delhi records 30 new cases; positivity rate 0.05 pc
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)