India completes 1 year of vaccine drive against COVID-19

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Last year on January 16, India kicked off the world’s largest vaccination drive by inoculating vaccines to healthcare workers.
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India completes 1 year of vaccine drive against COVID-19
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Guwahati: India on Sunday completed one year of its COVID vaccination drive, with a total of 156.76 crore vaccine doses administered to date.

Last year on January 16, India kicked off the world’s largest vaccination drive by inoculating vaccines to healthcare workers.

According to the health ministry officials, over 92 percent of the adult population had received at least one dose while over 68 percent are fully vaccinated.

The centre in the afternoon will issue a postage stamp to mark the completion of one year of the inoculation drive.

A total of 906844414 first doses, 655195703 second doses, and 4269993 precaution doses have been administered in India as of January 15.

A total of 52,43,73,196 first doses and 36,77,87,472 second doses have been administered to people belonging to the age group of 18 to 44 across all states and union territories, according to data provided by the Union Health Ministry. 

As many as 3,38,50,912 vaccine doses have been administered to individuals belonging to the age group of 15-18.

A total of 19,74,63,780 first doses and 16,06,21,798 have been given to individuals belonging to the age group of 45-59.

In individuals aged above 60, as many as 12,30,32,724 first doses and 10,05,59,109 second doses have been administered.

The Union Government will procure and supply 75 percent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country, free of cost, to states and Union Territories, in the new phase of the universalisation of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, according to a statement by the Union Health Ministry.

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