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In one-day record, India administers 17 lakh Covid vaccines

In one-day record, India administers 17 lakh Covid vaccines, Health News, ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: India administered nearly 17 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses till 9 pm on Monday, the highest doses given in a single day so far. Of this, over 71% doses were given to those above 60 years of age and those between 45 and 60 years with specified comorbidities.

The rapid increase in vaccination against Covid-19 assumes significance, particularly in the wake of a surge in infection in several states such as Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

A total of 2.2 crore vaccine doses have been given since the launch of the nationwide vaccination drive on January 16. While the first phase of the drive included health and frontline workers, 37.1 lakh health and 3.1 lakh frontline workers have been vaccinated with two doses.

On Monday, 16.9 lakh vaccine doses were given till 9 pm. Out of which 14.3 lakh beneficiaries were vaccinated with the first dose, and 2.6 lakh health and frontline workers received the second dose.