Prime News, National, Health, Disease, Vaccine, New Delhi, August 13:- India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 52.89 crore mark.
The Union Health Ministry said that more than 41 crore vaccine doses were administered as first dose and over 11 crore vaccine doses given as second doses so far. The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21 this year.
The Ministry said that more than 50 lakh vaccine doses were administered on Friday (August 12). Over 27 lakh vaccine doses were administered as first dose and more than four lakh vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18 to 44 years Thursday. Cumulatively, 18.76 crore persons in the age group 18 to 44 years across 37 States and Union Territories have received their first dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.
Five States namely Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have administered more than one crore cumulative doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the age group 18 to 44 years. The ministry said that Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have vaccinated more than 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18 to 44 years for the first dose of COVID vaccine. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)