Over 27 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on first day of ‘tika utsav’: Authorities


Over 27 lakh vaccine doses administered on first day of ‘tika utsav’. 


On the primary day of ‘tika utsav’, greater than 27 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered until Sunday night, taking the cumulative variety of doses given within the nation to 10,43,65,035, the Union well being ministry mentioned. The tika utsav refers to COVID-19 vaccination drive between April 11 and 14.

The day-1 of the countrywide ‘Tika Utsav’ noticed many office vaccination centres changing into operational, it mentioned.

Because it was a Sunday, most of those have been operational within the personal work locations.

“On a mean, 45,000 COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) are practical on any given day, Immediately, 63,800 CVCs have been operational, marking an increase of a mean of 18,800 operational vaccination centres.

“Moreover, on a mean, Sundays often witness decrease ranges of vaccination numbers (about 16 lakh). However on the primary day of ‘Tika Utsav’, greater than 27 lakh vaccine doses have been administered until eight pm at present,” the ministry mentioned.

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

The following part of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for these over 60 years of age and for folks aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid situations.

India launched vaccination for all of the folks aged greater than 45 from April 1.

The cumulative variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation stands at 10,43,65,035 based on the eight pm provisional report, the ministry mentioned.

This has been achieved throughout 15,55,837 periods, together with 90,12,768 HCWs who’ve taken the primary dose and 55,23,718 HCWs who’ve taken the second dose. A complete of 99,94,360 FLWs have obtained the primary dose and 47,93,536 FLWs bought the second dose.

Apart from, three,19,49,793 and 6,76,609 beneficiaries, 45 to 59 years previous, have been administered the first and 2nd dose, respectively, whereas four,04,76,731 and 19,37,520 people above 60 years have been given the first and 2nd dose, respectively.

“Greater than 9 crore (9,14,33,652) first doses of COVID vaccine have been administered to the residents, of which greater than four crore (four,04,76,731) are within the above 60 years of age class,” the ministry mentioned.

A complete of 27,69,888 vaccine doses got until eight pm on Sunday, the eighty-sixth day of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination. Out of those, 25,47,691 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for the primary dose and a pair of,22,197 beneficiaries obtained second dose of the vaccine, based on the provisional report, the ministry mentioned, including that ultimate reviews can be accomplished for the day by late evening.

These 27,69,888 beneficiaries embody 16,73,140 (who bought the primary dose) and 35,127 folks (who bought the second dose), within the 45 to 60 years previous class. Whereas eight,25,101 and 1,37,314 people, above 60 years, have taken the primary and second doses of the vaccine, respectively.

Asserting that the tika utsav marks the start of one other main battle on COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a number of strategies to folks on curbing the virus and urged them to deal with private and social hygiene.

In a weblog addressed to the folks of the nation, he urged them to recollect 4 issues, together with “each, vaccinate one”- serving to these getting vaccinated who’re much less educated and aged and who can’t go for the jab themselves, and “each, deal with one”- serving to those that should not have the means or have no idea concerning the amenities accessible for vaccination.

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