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New Delhi (NVI): India has crossed a significant milestone in its fight against the COVID19 pandemic as the cumulative number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 3.17 crore today.
In the world’s largest vaccination program, India started the inoculation drive in mid-January this year. A total of 3,17,71,661 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till 7pm today, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.
These include 74,08,521 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 43,97,613 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 74,26,479 FLWs (1stdose), 13,23,527 FLWs (2nd dose), 16,96,497 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific co-morbidities and 95,19,024 beneficiaries more than 60 years old, the Ministry said.
HCWs stand for Health Care Workers and FLWs stands for Frontline Workers.
The graph shared by the Ministry below indicates the day wise cumulative number of vaccination doses administered to beneficiaries.
The Ministry further informed that total 18,63,623 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm today, the fifty ninth day of nationwide COVID19 vaccination. Of these, 15,98,136 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 2,65,487 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine as per the provisional report. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight.