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Another milestone! India administers over 95 crore COVID-19 vaccines: Mandaviya

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, sharing the achievement on Twitter, said that India is close to administering 100 crore COVID-19 vaccines.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 10, 2021 19:43 IST
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Another milestone! India administers over 95 crore COVID-19 vaccines: Mandaviya

In another milestone, over 95 crore coronavirus vaccines were administered in the country till Sunday. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, sharing the news on Twitter, said that India is close to administering 100 crore COVID-19 vaccines.

"World's largest successful vaccination drive in full swing! India completes administration of 95 crore #COVID19 vaccine doses. Marching rapidly towards administering 100 crore vaccine doses. Get vaccinated quickly and encourage your friends & family to do the same!," Mandaviya said on Twitter. 

More than 44 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm, according to the data from the Co-WIN portal. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline 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. 

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