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With 1,21,99,599 doses so far in a day, India has achieved another vaccination milestone for the second time in five days, taking the cumulative doses administered in the country to over 65-crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. 

 

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In a tweet, Union Health Minister Mansukh Madaviya said today's vaccine figures have crossed the previous single-day record of 1.09 crore shots.

As many as 50 crore people received their first Covid-19 vaccine dose, the Union Health Minister said.

Taking to Twitter, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya wrote, “Congratulations, as India administers another 1 crore #COVID19 vaccinations today."

“Highest one-day record of 1.09 crore vaccine doses achieved till 6 pm - and still counting," he added.

The country had achieved the one-crore doses milestone for the first time on 27 August this year.

A total of over 65 crore doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered so far across India. Of the total 65,18,58,322 doses administered, 50,25,16,979 were first doses while 14,93,41,343 were second doses, the health ministry said.

Over 64.36 cr vaccine doses given to states, UTs so far

More than 64.36 crore coronavirus vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories so far through the Centre's free of cost channel and the direct state procurement category, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Further, 14,94,040 doses will be supplied to states and union territories (UTs), it said.

The ministry said that 5,42,30,546 COVID-19 vaccine doses -- balance and unutilised -- are still available with states and UTs.

The central government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, it said.

The inoculation drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain, the ministry said.

It said that as part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the government has been supporting states and UTs by providing them COVID-19 vaccines free of cost.

Under the universalisation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the central government procures and supplies free of cost 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by vaccine manufacturers in the country to states and UTs.

India took 85 days to touch the figure of 10 crore. It then took 45 days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crore. The country took 24 days to reach 40 crore and then 20 more days to cross 50 crore vaccinations on August 6. It took 19 more days to go past the 60-crore mark on August 25.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) 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 Centre then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.

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