The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation surpassed the 55 crore-mark on Monday, he Union well being ministry stated.

“In record-breaking progress, India administers 55 crore #COVID19 vaccines. Let’s strengthen India’s fight against Coronavirus. Let’s get vaccinated!” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya stated in a tweet on Monday afternoon.

India took 85 days to the touch the determine of 10 crores. It then took 45 days to cross the 20 crore-mark, 29 days extra to succeed in 30 crores. India took 24 days to succeed in 40 crore from 30 crore after which 20 extra days to cross 50 crore vaccinations on August 6. It surpassed the 54 crore-mark on August 14.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare staff (HCWs) getting inoculated and vaccination of frontline staff (FLWs) ranging from February 2.

The subsequent section of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for these over 60 years of age and for individuals aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid circumstances.

India launched the vaccination drive for all individuals aged greater than 45 from April 1.

The authorities then determined to broaden its vaccination drive by permitting everybody above 18 eligible to be vaccinated from May 1.


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