1. Home
  2. Nation
  3. Half of India’s adult population fully jabbed against Coronavirus

Half of India’s adult population fully jabbed against Coronavirus

By Saima Siddiqui 
Updated Date
Half of India’s adult population fully jabbed against Coronavirus

New Delhi: With over 127.61 crore vaccination doses being administered in the country, India vaccinates 50 per cent of its eligible adult population against Covid-19, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Sunday.

Also Read :- WB disbursed Rs 74 cr to settle around 15,000 Covid death claims: Minister

“Congratulations India.It is a moment of great pride as over 50% of the eligible population is now fully vaccinated. We will win the battle against Covid-19 together,” Mandaviya said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, over 84.8 per cent of the adult population in India has been administered the first dose, according to Union health ministry official data.

With the administration of 1,04,18,707 vaccine doses in a span of 24 hours, the total Covid-19 vaccine doses given in the country has exceeded 127.61 crore, according to the provisional report till 7 am.

This has been achieved through 1,32,44,514 sessions, the ministry said.

Also Read :- Kerala govt imposes more restrictions amid Covid cases surge; Check new guidelines

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with health care workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of front line 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.

Also Read :- Ex-India opener Gautam Gambhir tests Covid positive, says ‘mild symptoms’
Further reading:
For the latest news and reviews, follow us on Facebook and Twitter ...