Covid-19: India’s vaccination coverage  increases to more than 174 crore doses

As of yet, 1.79 crore vaccines have been given to the frontline workers, health care workers and people above 60 years of age facing other health conditions

February 16, 2022

37 lakh and more vaccine doses were managed till 7 pm as of 15 February.

Considering the daily vaccination count, it is expected to increase as more reports and doses are being administered daily, with the final tally as of late Tuesday night, said the Ministry.

India had conducted the vaccination drive for people above 45 years of age starting from 1st April, 2021.

The upcoming vaccination drive had begun starting 3rd January 2022 for people aged between 15-18 years of age.

India’s cumulative vaccine coverage has reached nearly 174 crore as of February 15 per the Union Health Ministry of India. More than 37 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on the same day. So far 1.79 crore vaccines have been given to the frontline workers, health care workers and people above 60 years of age with co-morbidities. 

The daily vaccination count is expected to increase as more reports and doses are being administered daily, said the Ministry. India had conducted the vaccination drive for people above 45 years of age starting from 1st April, 2021. It was later extended by the government for those above 18 years to get vaccinated from 1st May, 2021. 

The upcoming vaccination drive had begun starting 3rd January 2022 for people aged between 15-18 years of age. 

During the third wave of Covid-19, with Omicron prevailing largely, India has been actively administering precaution doses starting from 10th January, to frontline workers, healthcare workers and those working in the ongoing elections, as well as people aged above 60 years of age with  comorbidities.