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Updated on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 10:17 PM IST

'Punch to Corona': Mansukh Mandaviya as India records over 1 crore vaccinations for 5th time

Mumbai: Women beneficiaries receive Covid-19 vaccine during a special vaccination drive for women in Mumbai, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.  | (PTI Photo)

Mumbai: Women beneficiaries receive Covid-19 vaccine during a special vaccination drive for women in Mumbai, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. | (PTI Photo)

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India on Monday recorded over 1 crore COVID-19 vaccinations for the fifth time, informed Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

Taking to Twitter, Mandaviya congratulated the country. He tweeted," Congratulations to the nation, as we administer another 1 crore #COVID19 vaccine doses." "Under PM @NarendraModi ji, India delivers a punch to Corona - Record of 1+ crore vaccines achieved for the 5th time," he added.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 86 crore on Monday, the Union health ministry said.

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The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry said.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1.

The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.

(With PTI inputs)

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Published on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 10:17 PM IST
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