Over 185.53 cr Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far: Govt


The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 185.53 crore on Friday, the Union Health Ministry said. The ministry said over 12 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm.

More than 2.16 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the 12-14 years age group so far, it said.


Also, more than 2.41 crore precaution doses have been administered so far to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged above 60 years. The daily vaccination tally is expected to rise with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night.


The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 last year with healthcare workers getting vaccinated in the first phase. Vaccination for frontline workers started from February 2 last year.


The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination started on March 1 last year for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.