65% of COVID vaccination recipients in the 15-18 age group received the first dose within a month

Up to 65% of recipients of COVID-19 vaccination in the age group of 15-18 years in the country have received the first dose of the vaccine. Meanwhile, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage against COVID-19 passed the 168.47 crore mark on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today informed that in just one month around 65% of children aged 15-18 had received the first dose of the vaccine. “Young India’s historic effort continues. In just 1 month, 65% of children aged 15-18 received the first dose of the vaccine. The world’s largest vaccination campaign is setting new records under the leadership of the Prime Minister @NarendraModi. #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine,” the Union Minister tweeted.

The vaccination campaign for the beneficiaries in the age group 15-18 started on 3rd January 2022. With the administration of over 55 lakh (55,58,760) vaccine doses in the past 24 hours, the India’s COVID-19 vaccine coverage topped 168.47 crores (1,68,47,16,068) as per provisional reports till 7am today.

The one-year COVID-19 vaccination campaign in India ended on January 16, 2022. The campaign started last year by vaccinating healthcare workers, it was later extended to frontline workers, followed people over 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities. last March 1. Later, it was also extended to everyone over 45 on April 1, 2021, then to those over 18 on May 1, 2021. The vaccination campaign for people aged 15 to 18 started on 3 January. 2022, and to administer the precautionary doses to healthcare workers, frontline workers and more than sixty people, then began on January 10 of this year.

India’s total COVID-19 death toll has crossed the five lakh mark as the country recorded 1,072 new deaths as well as 1,49,394 new COVID cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health informed on Friday. Health and Family Welfare. The cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 4,19,52,712 including 14,35,569 active cases. Active cases represent 3.42% of the total number of cases.

As many as 2,46,674 recoveries have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total recoveries in the country to 4,00,17,088. The recovery rate is currently 95.39%. (ANI)

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