COVID vaccination: Over 50-La healthcare, frontline workers taken precaution dose

New Delhi: Almost 50 lakh healthcare staff, frontline workers, and people aged 60 and up have received the precautionary dose of COVID-19 vaccination, Since January 10,  said the o Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

According to provisional statistics, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 158.04 crore as of 7 a.m., with approximately 80 lakh doses administered in less than 24 hours.

Another Day, Another Lanmdmark that more than  50 lakh healthcare & frontline workers and citizens aged 60 years or above have received precaution Dose, since 10th January. I request that all individuals who are eligible receive their precaution dose as soon as possible."  Mandaviya said in tweet

From January 10, India began distributing a preventive dosage of COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare staff, frontline workers, including election personnel, and people aged 60 and over with comorbidities, amid an increase in coronavirus infections caused by the Omicron strain of the virus. The nationwide vaccination campaign began on January 16, 2021, with healthcare workers (HCWs) being the first to get immunised. Frontline workers (FLWs) have been vaccinated since February 2.

From May 1, the government decided to broaden its vaccination campaign by enabling anyone above the age of 18 to be vaccinated. The next phase of COVID-19 immunisation for teenagers aged 15 to 18 years old commenced on January 3 this year.

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