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Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2

On Oct. 2, India crossed a milestone of over 90 crore doses mark against SARS-CoV-2. India has administered over 900 crore Covid vaccine doses, said the Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday.

More than 65 crore of the total population has been employed with the first jab while over 24 crore have received their second doses as well.

In a press briefing on Covid status in the country, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan attested that around a quarter of the adult population in India has been fully immunised.

Vaccination against Covid being administered by a health workerUnsplash

The inoculation drive in India, began from Jan. 16 of this year. The initial phase of the vaccination unrolled with priority to the healthcare workers and later on Feb. 2, frontline workers were vaccinated.

The next phase of the vaccination rollout covered people over 60 years and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid health issues on March 1. The vaccination for the public aged 45 and above launched soon after on April 1.

Later, starting May 1, the government expanded the vaccination coverage to the entire population above 18.

In average, India is registering 60 lakh people for the inoculation in a day.

With 69% of the total adult population registered for the successful injection of the first dose till the end of September, a significant number of the Indian population is expected to be immunised by December-end.



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