India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 64-crore mark (640 Million Doses)

 

Monday, which is the 227th day since India kick-started its vaccination drive, saw 14,81,455 people taking first dose and 38,55,587 taking their second jabs.

 

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the 64-crore mark (640 Million Doses), the Ministry of Health said on Monday (August 30, 2021). The country has administered more than 53 lakh vaccine doses till 7 pm on Monday. 

Monday, which is the 227th day since India kick-started its vaccination drive, saw 14,81,455 people taking the first dose and 38,55,587 taking their second jabs.

As per the Health Ministry, now a total of 49,24,99,609 and 14,74,02,213 first and second doses have been given respectively across India.

(Photo: Ministry of Health)

Earlier in the day, the Health Ministry had said over 4.87 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered. It also informed that more than 21.76 lakh doses are in the pipeline.

 

Meanwhile, as millions of children return to school for the new academic session, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF have said that vaccinating teachers and other school staff can help make schools a safe place against infectious disease.

 

“Children aged 12 years and above who have underlying medical conditions that put them at greater risk of severe COVID-19 disease must also be vaccinated,” the global health body said in a statement.

 

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