India has recorded a milestone in COVID-19 vaccination with administration of over seven crore vaccine doses. The country has also administered the first dose to more than six crore beneficiaries.
The Health Ministry Ministry said, so far a total of seven crore six lakh 18 thousand 26 vaccine doses have been given to the beneficiaries. Yesterday, over 12 lakh 76 thousand vaccine doses were given till 8 pm on the 77th day of nationwide COVID19 vaccination.
In a significant step to exponentially expand the countrywide Vaccination drive, the Centre has decided to operationalise both public and private sector COVID Vaccination Centres on all days this month.
The Centre has written to all the States and Union Territories and asked them to make necessary arrangements to provide COVID vaccination in these Centres on all days of the month including gazetted holidays.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 vaccination for persons above 45 years of age is gaining momentum. India’s immunisation drive which began on 16th of January this year is the World’s largest vaccination programme. Healthcare and frontline workers got inoculated first.
Then it was extended to people over 60 years of age and people with comorbidities. And from yesterday onwards people above the age of 45 and without any comorbidities are being given the jabs.