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More than 50 crore Indians have now got at least one shot of Covid vaccine

More than 50 crore Indians have now got at least one shot of Covid vaccine

India’s cumulative vaccination coverage at the end of Friday crossed the 50 crore milestone with more than 43.29 lakh doses being administered during the day, union health ministry figures show.

In a significant achievement for the accelerated inoculation programme more than half of India’s 94 crore adult population as received at least one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Five States namely Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have administered more than 1 crore cumulative doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the age group 18-44 years. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have vaccinated more than 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years for the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

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“India’s fight against COVID-19 receives a strong impetus. Vaccination numbers cross the 50 crore mark. We hope to build on these numbers and ensure our citizens are vaccinated under #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine movement," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

The new phase of universalization of covid-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June.