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Covid-19: India vaccinates 1.63 Cr beneficiaries against coronavirus

New Delhi: India is currently conducting the second phase of vaccination against the novel coronavirus. People aged above 60 and those between 45 to 59 are being administered the covid-19 vaccine shot at government-run as well as privately operated hospitals. Till Wednesday, the country witnessed a cumulative total of 1.63 people receiving the vaccine shot.

The nationwide vaccination drive against the novel virus began on January 16 with healthcare workers being vaccinated against the virus. After healthcare, frontline workers were vaccinated against the virus.

A total of 1,63,14,485 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till 7 pm on Wednesday.

These include 67,75,619 healthcare workers who have taken the 1st dose and 28,24,311 health care workers who have taken the 2nd dose, 57,62,131 frontline workers (1st dose), 3,277 frontline workers (2nd dose).

About 8,44,884 beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 1,04,263 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific co-morbidities have also taken it till now.

Total 6,92,889 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm today, the forty-seventh day of nationwide vaccination.

Out of which, 5,79,366 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 1,13,523 health care workers and frontline workers received 2nd dose of vaccine as per the provisional report.

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