Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 1.77 crore.
Taking to Twitter, Harsh Vardhan wrote: "#LargestVaccineDrive, More than 1.77 Cr COVID19 vaccine doses administered, 10.93 lakh vaccine doses given till 7 pm today (Thursday) #VaccineAppropriateBehavior."
A total of 1,77,11,287 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till Thursday 7 pm.
These include 68,38,077 healthcare workers, who have taken the first dose and 30,82,942 healthcare workers who have taken the second dose, 60,22,136 frontline workers (first dose), 54,177 FLWs (second dose), 14,95,016 beneficiaries over 60 years and 2,18,939 individuals aged 45 and above with specific comorbidities, the Union Health Ministry said.
A total of 10,93,954 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm on Thursday, the forty-eighth day of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated and vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) starting from February 2.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March for those above 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified comorbid conditions.
(With inputs from Agencies)