New Delhi: More than 191.15 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. More than 15 lakh vaccine doses were administered yesterday. More than 17.49 crore balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories to be administered.
Covid-19 vaccination for The Union government launched the mass vaccination drive on January 16 last year. In the first phase healthcare workers (HCWs) were vaccinated. Frontline workers (FLWs) were vaccinated in the second phase from February 2, 2021.The third phase began on March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. Vaccination for all people aged above 45 began on April 1, 2021 and people aged 18 and above from May 1 last year. The next phase of vaccination has commenced from January 3 this year for adolescents in the age group of 15-18 years.