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85% of eligible Indians received first dose Covid vaccine: Centre


New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday that 85% of India’s eligible adult population has received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 127.93 crore.


‘Another Day, Another Milestone. 85% of the eligible population inoculated with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. With PM Narendra Modi ji’s mantra of ‘Sabka Prayas’, India is marching ahead strongly in the fight against Covid-19′, the minister tweeted.


The minister had said on Sunday that over 50 per cent of India’s eligible adult population was now fully           vaccinated against Covid-19. With the administration of 24,55,911 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 127.93 crore (1,27,93,09,669) as per provisional reports till 7 am, the health ministry said on Monday morning. This has been achieved through 1,32,86,429 sessions.


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