The authorities on Tuesday introduced that from 1 April, individuals over 45 years of age might be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines
New Delhi: The variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 5 crore, a major milestone within the combat in opposition to the pandemic, the Union well being ministry mentioned on Tuesday.
According to a provisional report until Tuesday 7 pm, 5,00,75,162 vaccine doses have been given, which embrace 79,03,068 healthcare and 83,33,713 frontline staff who’ve obtained the primary dose, and 50,09,252 healthcare and 30,60,060 frontline staff who’ve taken the second dose.
Besides, 2,12,03,700 senior residents and 45,65,369 beneficiaries above 45 years with particular comorbidities additionally have been administered the primary dose.
“Total 15,80,568 vaccine doses were administered on Tuesday till 7 pm, the 67th day of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. Out of those 13,74,697 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for the primary dose and a pair of,05,871 healthcare and frontline staff obtained the second dose of the vaccine in keeping with the provisional report,” the ministry mentioned, including remaining studies can be accomplished by late within the evening.
The 13,74,697 beneficiaries who obtained vaccine doses on Tuesday until the night embrace 9,72,563 beneficiaries aged above 60 and a pair of,67,059 people aged 45-60 with comorbidities.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16 January with healthcare staff getting inoculated first and immunisation of frontline staff started from 2 February.
The subsequent part of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 1 March for many who are over 60 years of age and for individuals aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid situations.
On Tuesday, the federal government introduced that from 1 April, all individuals above 45 years of age might be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines. Union minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned now even individuals with out comorbidities who’re greater than 45 years of age can get inoculated.