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immunisation | Coronavirus

Ishaan Gera  |  New Delhi 



A healthcare worker testing for Covid-19 collects the swab sample of a child in Gurugram, Haryana, January 29, 2022. (PTI Photo)
A healthcare worker testing for Covid-19 collects the swab sample of a child in Gurugram, Haryana, January 29, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Last week, India had much to celebrate as it completed the administration of 2 billion Covid-19 vaccination doses. The country has so far fully vaccinated over two-thirds of those aged 15 and above since it started its vaccination programme in January 2021. However, recent data from the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) shows that the country’s performance in child has slipped in 2021.

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First Published: Thu, July 21 2022. 19:01 IST

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