India's total Covid-19 vaccinations cross 99-crore mark

Other News Materials 20 October 2021 17:05 (UTC +04:00)
India's total Covid-19 vaccinations cross 99-crore mark

The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 99 crore on Tuesday, the Union health ministry said, Trend reports citing indiatoday.in.

More than 37 lakh (37,92,737) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm, it said.

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

The next phase of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1.

The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.