India has inched closer to administering nearly 7 crore 50 lakh COVID-19 Vaccine doses. Continuing with its largest vaccination drive in the world, the nation administered over 13 lakh doses till yesterday evening on the 78th day of its nationwide vaccination programme. India is one of the fastest countries in the world to have accomplished administration of over 7 crore 44 lakh COVID-19 Vaccine doses in a such a short interval of time.
The nation commenced the largest vaccination drive in the world on 16th January this year with vaccination of healthcare workers. Vaccination of front line workers began from 2nd February whereas from 1st of March vaccination of everyone aged above 60 years and above 45 years with specified co-morbidities was undertaken. Widening the scope of Vaccination, from 1st of this month, under the current phase everyone above the age of 45 is being vaccinated.
The Health Ministry has informed that in a short span of time over 4 crore 57 lakh people above 45 years have already been administered the first shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine whereas another 7 lakh 65 thousand have received the second dose of the vaccine as well.