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India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 86 crore, one crore doses given on Monday

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 86 crore, with over 1 crore doses administered on Monday, the Union Health Ministry said.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted, “Congratulations to the nation as we deliver another 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses. Under PM @NarendraModi ji, India gave a punch to Corona – 1+ crore achieved for the 5th time.” Vaccines record.”

The daily COVID-19 vaccinations in the country crossed 1 crore for the first time on August 27.

The daily vaccination numbers for Monday are expected to rise by late night with the compilation of the final report for the day, the ministry said.

Immunization practice is regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19.

The nationwide vaccination campaign was launched on January 16, with health workers being vaccinated in the first phase.

The vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination began from March 1 for people aged 60 years and above and 45 years and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

The country started vaccination for all people over the age of 45 from 1 April.

The government then decided to expand its vaccination campaign by allowing everyone over the age of 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.

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