New Delhi: India has so far administered more than 17.5 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to revisit its COVID-19 vaccine pricing policy, saying it would prima facie result in a detriment to the right to public health
India also began its third phase of vaccination drive on Saturday in which everyone between the age group of 18-44 will be vaccinated.
A total of 15,22,45,179 doses were given till 7 am on April 30, as per the data. Out of these, 22,24,548 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
The nationwide vaccination for people in the 18-44 age group is scheduled to start from May 1 and registration for the same is open on the CoWin app.
On the 101st day on Monday, out of the total 33,59,963 doses given, 20,95,223 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the 1st dose and only 12,64,740 people received their 2nd dose
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday announced free vaccination for people above the age of 18 in government hospitals
This is CNBG’s third COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for human trials. Researchers started the early-staged clinical trials in the city of Shangqiu, Henan Province.
On the 97th day on Thursday, out of the total 13,54,78,420 doses given, 19,25,873 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the 1st dose and only 12,21,909 people received their 2nd dose
India’s vaccination drive started on January 16 after the government approved AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.