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India crosses 200 crore COVID vaccinations milestone, PM Modi lauds achievement


New Delhi: India achieved a significant milestone in its vaccination programme towards COVID-19 because the cumulative vaccine doses administered within the nation surpassed the 200-crore mark on Sunday.

In line with the well being ministry knowledge, 98 per cent of the grownup inhabitants has obtained at the least one dose whereas 90 per cent have been absolutely vaccinated.

The info confirmed that 82 per cent of adolescents aged 15 to 18 years have additionally been vaccinated with the primary dose for the reason that vaccination for this age group started on January 3 whereas 68 per cent have gotten each the primary and second dose.

Eighty one per cent of these aged 12-14 years have taken the primary dose whereas 56 per cent are absolutely vaccinated.

In line with well being ministry officers, 71 per cent of the vaccination has taken place in Covid vaccination centres positioned in rural and 29 per cent in city areas.

Additionally, 48.9 per cent of the overall doses have been administered to girls whereas 51.5 per cent in males. In line with the information, 0.02 per cent of complete vaccine doses administered got to ‘Others’.

In Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Chandigarh, Telangana and Goa, 100 per cent of the 12 yr plus eligible inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated.

The highest 5 states the place highest variety of doses have been administered are Uttar Pradesh (34,41,93,641), Maharashtra (17,05,59,447), West Bengal (14,40,33,794), Bihar (13,98,52,042) and Madhya Pradesh (12,13,15,911) until 7 am on Sunday.

A complete of 5,63,67,888 precaution doses have been administered to all eligible inhabitants.

The cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered within the nation crossed the 100-crore mark on October 21 final yr and 150 crore on January 7 this yr.

India has created historical past once more, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Sunday because the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation surpassed the 200-crore mark.

Modi mentioned Indians have proven outstanding religion in science, with the nation’s medical doctors, nurses, frontline employees, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs taking part in a key position in making certain a safer planet.

“I recognize their spirit and willpower,” he tweeted.

Modi mentioned, “India creates historical past once more! Congrats to all Indians on crossing the particular determine of 200 crore vaccine doses. Pleased with those that contributed to creating India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in scale and pace. This has strengthened the worldwide battle towards COVID-19.”

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 final yr with healthcare employees getting inoculated within the first part. Vaccination of frontline employees began from February 2 final yr.

The following part of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on March 1 final yr for individuals over 60 years of age and people aged 45 and above with specified comorbid circumstances.

Vaccination for all individuals aged greater than 45 years started on April 1 final yr. The federal government then determined to develop the ambit of the vaccination drive by permitting everybody above 18 years to be inoculated towards Covid from Might 1 final yr.

Inoculation of adolescents within the age group of 15-18 years commenced on January 3.

India started administering precaution doses of vaccines to healthcare and frontline employees and people aged 60 and above with comorbidities from January 10.

The nation started inoculating kids aged 12-14 from March 16 and likewise eliminated the comorbidity clause making all individuals aged above 60 eligible for the precaution dose of Covid vaccine.

India on April 10 started administering precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all aged above 18 years. 

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