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  • Over 164.96 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far: Govt

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21:33 HRS IST

New Delhi, Jan 28 (PTI) India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 164.96 crore with more than 48 lakh vaccine doses being administered on Friday, the Union health ministry said

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day, it said

Cumulatively, 53,86,46,325 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to individuals in the 18-44 age group across states and union territories and 39,93,83,859 second doses have been given in the same age group since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive, according to ministry data

The ministry further said that cumulatively, 93,67,55,756 first doses have been administered and 70,19,10,757 second doses have been given

India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 164.96 crore (1,64,96,32,220). More than 48 lakh (48,98,149) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Friday, it said

In the 15-18 age group, 4,97,209 doses have been administered

So far, 1,09,65,707 'precaution' doses have been administered to the identified categories of beneficiaries

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 underlined.

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